Trees on Clapham Park Estate

MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Will you and your biodiversity officers work to support tenants and residents on the Clapham Park Estate to safeguard the thousands of trees under potential threat from developers after the trees lost their TPOs following a controversial 'stock transfer', away from the local council to Clapham Park Homes?


Answer for Trees on Clapham Park Estate

Answer for Trees on Clapham Park Estate

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am keen to see London's trees are protected and cared for properly, as outlined in my London Tree and Woodland Framework.I understand that the trees on the Clapham Park Estate have never had Tree Preservation Orders placed on them. However, no felling of trees has been permitted under the existing outline planning consent. When Clapham Park Homes apply for full planning consent, Lambeth Council will be in a position to apply TPOs, as required, in accordance with current legislation and their own tree policies.