Monday, 18 February 2019

Revised plans for Otago Lane

Last week, I was notified that the developer had consent to cut down trees at the open space next to Otago Lane as they had met the conditions of the current planning consent.

It was very distressing to hear the tree cutting and removal of some trees from the site on Thursday 14th February. Whilst, planning conditions allow this tree work to take place, it is not in anyone's interested for this site of outstanding beauty and area of significant wildlife habitat to be destroyed. 

View of riverbank area where trees removed.

View of the riverbank after tree felling at Otago Lane.

This evening, I attended a display of new plans by the developer of Otago Lane which amend the existing design of the buildings and their layout at the site. I am seeking to ensure that the new designs give protection to the Green Wildlife Corridor on the riverbank area as shown in the Open Space Map PAN 65 and also, safeguard the future of existing business and residents at Otago Lane.

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