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Appeal Validated by Inspector
The Appeal has now been validated by the Planning Inspectorate with a start date of 9 July and it appears as a Public Inquiry. Statements and comments may have a deadline but no date as yet for the hearing.
Street trees can often be the most beautiful objects in our streets. They are important to their communities as well as having environmental benefits. They are a living history in our landscape and can have particular connections. They may be fragments of a previous landscape incorporated into a modern street scene, such as the oaks at Cambridge Gardens once part of the Duke of Cambridge's estate. A great read with information on how to research street trees is a History of Street Trees by Dr. M. Johnston.
Studies show that the difference in local tree cover can reflect the various socio-economic groups. In Victorian times middle class areas were planted with many street trees or had higher quality front gardens than working class districts; now referred to as 'green equity'. It can be demonstrated by looking at old photos of the seven roads that were demolished to make up the Cambridge Road estate in the 1968, which were virtually treeless.
Do you ever wonder what happens to all those blogposts you created online over the years or the photos you post on social media? Several blogposts and photographs belonging to myself and others have ironically been used to support a regularisation application by an agent for an offshore company.
The application 20/00627/CEU is a retrospective process to show that the Filter Beds are a reservoir. They are no longer, it is claimed, 'filtration beds' as the substrates used in this process were removed by Thames Water before 2010. Further, it is claimed. as the Filter beds have not been drained since 2010 - they are only a reservoir - and this has been the case without interruption for 10 years.
'The Application seeks a ‘Certificate of lawfulness of existing use’ under Part 191 of the Town and Country Planning Act (1990). Class B8 – Storage or Distribution.To satisfy the requirements of Part 191(2), this Application will demonstrate that the existing use is lawful becau…
Initially, this circular walk should be undertaken anti-clockwise to avoid getting lost. The basic Kingston - Berrylands - New Malden - Kingston, takes an hour unless taking side-options.
Begin at VILLIERS ROAD, at the junction with the Fairfield, and walk to LOWER MARSH LANE; en route walk down the riverside along HOGSMILL LANE and see new hedge planting undertaken after a group shifted a ton of rubbish. You can see bats here all through the winter as warmed (treated) sewage effluent, generates a lot of food.
There are several birds to look out for, as you reach the quiet dead end at the palisade fence (marking the cemetery): grey wagtails, mallard, coot and moorhen, even cormorants perch in the poplar trees alongside the dump.The 'lucky' may see a kingfisher; they can even be seen outside the Guildhall depending on the time of day. A mouth full of midges assures you are in the right place.
From LOWER MARSH LANE, there is an option of walking around Surbiton Cemetery, wher…