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To: Mayor John Biggs Tower Hamlets Council

Plan Bee..........Reclaim the Limehouse Triangle for the Community

Plan Bee..........Reclaim the Limehouse Triangle for the Community

HELP US get Tower Hamlets Council to STOP the

PROPOSED SITE D PLANNING APPLICATION NO: PA/18/03347/A1
LIMEHOUSE TRIANGLE:

We have a Plan Bee!!!

Why is this important?

The local community surrounding the Limehouse Triangle continue to object to the development that the council want to build on this small green triangle of land. The land forms part of a green corridor from Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park to Limehouse Basin.

Originally a designated green initiative by Tower Hamlets Council as part of their biodiversity plan for the Borough in 2000. This was wholly supported by Mayors Joe Ramanoop and Denise Jones, funded by the Council, Metropolitan Police and in kind by local businesses. It received the support of the local Council Housing Office, the Council Regeneration Team, Tower Hamlets Environment Trust and Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park via Terry Lyle.

This project was a huge success. In 2015 residents noticed that the council had started to neglect the site. (All details on the website).

Draw your own conclusions ....we are not naive!

We agree more social housing is needed, we are non-partisan. We agree, but not at a cost to the existing community’s quality of life, health and wellbeing and certainly not at a cost to the environment and bio diversity.

This little green triangle nurtures and enhances! Air pollution and Low Omissions are high on the Mayor of London’s agenda, all political parties are concerned about it too!

In fact, in April 2017 the London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced a 2019 date for the introduction of London’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone, however, Tower Hamlets Council plan to take away one of the few urban green spaces from the Locksley Estate community; Limehouse Triangle! This community is located metres away from one of East London’s busiest arteries, the A13, so the need for green space and clean air is of the greatest importance.

When it’s gone, it’s gone but we have a Plan Bee!

Support us! Support the environment! Support Plan Bee!

How it will be delivered

Email or in person


Reasons for signing

  • I live right in front of the proposed building. Can someone please tell me why they have suddenly got planning permission when the last two times it was denied. Also there is another site they could use. Obviously the council will just keep going until they get their own way. Building is due to start in September so we need as much help as we can get. Thank you.
  • It's a shame that the council have gone back on their original plan to encourage biodiversity on this site. It is a valuable area, the only green space on Salmon Lane which has about six trees down its entire length. Since being neglected by the council, the site has become a rubbish dump in winter. But in the summer the biodiversity is clearly evident and the birds love it.
  • This small site is at the heart of an important area for resident, seasonal and migrant species of birds (see eBird 'hotspot' Hamlet of Limehouse) with more than 40 recently observed species, including one that is on the 'sensitive' list and thus not revealed to the public. This green triangle is an important link in a green chain, and hosts a wide variety of insects and their food plants.

Updates

2019-07-09 06:51:52 +0100

100 signatures reached

2019-07-04 15:11:38 +0100

50 signatures reached

2019-07-03 09:38:00 +0100

25 signatures reached

2019-07-02 18:40:19 +0100

10 signatures reached