Burgess Park Woodlands

by Friends of Burgess Park in London, England, United Kingdom

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On 4th June 2021 we successfully raised £2,220 with 83 supporters in 28 days

High-rise development threatens Burgess Park’s precious woodlands. An ecology report will help us assess the impact & challenge the plans.

by Friends of Burgess Park in London, England, United Kingdom

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Rebecca Jeffree 30th May 2021

I discovered Burgess Park yesterday when I went to the funfair and was struck by its beautiful wildlife. It is a magical, precious place for our community to enjoy and really needs protecting. Thank you Friends of Burgess Park for all your work to do this!

Richard Brookes 20th May 2021

The Covid19 pandemic hopefully showed us the importance of quality open spaces (for physical and psychological benefits), especially in densely-populated urban areas like London. Once they're gone, they are gone forever and London would become greyer forever with each loss of green spaces.

Elizabeth Harrison 18th May 2021

Thank you for your hard work. Greedy developers have been pushing plans around burgess park for too long. The community has spoken time and time again. We do not want over development.

John Bussy 17th May 2021

Hope you succeed in stopping these high-rise developments blocking the light out of our park. Thank you for making a stand.

Hannah Platt 13th May 2021

I wish the council would stop this express train of destruction - there should be a full review of the whole of the NSP & OKRAAP in light of the climate emergency, covid and the many many objections by local residents. Good luck with this. I’m sure it’s the first of many more planning submissions that aim to destroy as much of the park as possible.

Jenny Morgan 8th May 2021

We have to start giving natural assets the same standing as buildings. Access to wildlife is just as much a part of our heritage as access to historic buildings.

nicholas gibson 8th May 2021

I am right behind this. It is a tragedy that this very important local free community space should be invaded by those with material motives.

Martin Hetherington 8th May 2021

A very worthy cause. Burgess Park is a fantastic place and really under-rated. Understanding the impact of these potential future developments is key. Martin

Ceri Buckmaster 8th May 2021

I really value the community getting behind this and informing ourselves and having a voice... a voice for the green space and wildlife in our beloved Burgess park

Ellen Connelly 8th May 2021

Southwark council have declared a climate emergency -protecting and promoting ecology and local wildlife should be prioritised

paulao 8th May 2021

It's really important to know what impact these proposed buildings are likely to have on local greenspace. The results of this study will be valuable for protecting parks and greenspace across the borough.

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