East London Line extension works (2)

MQT on 2008-11-12
Session date: 
November 12, 2008
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Will you ensure that the landscaping policy for the ELL extension makes a clear commitment to working with Lewisham Council's biodiversity officers to ensure any new vegetation at the site of the ELL works provides suitable habitats for biodiversity?


Answer for East London Line extension works (2)

Answer for East London Line extension works (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL will be working with the London Borough of Lewisham to ensure that the replanting of the area provides suitable habitats for biodiversity. During the construction of the line, the project has undertaken a range of work to secure the biodiversity in the area including undertaking ecological watching briefs prior to, and during, construction, and relocating a protected species from the area. TfL will also be looking at how they can encourage wildlife back to the area with, for example, the installation of bird and bat boxes.