Over 30,000 people have signed a petition on change.org, trying to stop the proposed development at Pinner Road, Harrow.
The petition, started by ‘Pinner Road and The Gardens residents’, highlights the need to protect the area’s precious green corridor and its diverse range of flora and fauna.
The proposed development involves the construction of three blocks of apartments and an access road on a small strip of woodland between residential homes and the railway. According to the petition, this development would result in the destruction of the woodland, which is home to a family of badgers and other animals, and a plethora of flora and fauna, including protected trees.
The petitioners are urging authorities to take immediate action to protect this precious piece of woodland, stating that it is a crucial part of the local Harrow ecosystem and should not be destroyed for the sake of development.
In the petition, the organizers wrote, “This area is a precious green corridor and home to a plethora of flora and fauna. A private landowner has applied to build 3 blocks of apartments and an access road. This has been planned on a small strip of woodland that lies between residential homes and the railway. This will cause destruction of the woodland which is home to a family of badgers and other animals and a plethora of flora and fauna, which include protected trees. Let’s get this piece of woodland protected.”
The plans are to build 37 new homes near West Harrow train station which has become a popular spot for flytipping.
So far the petition has garnered widespread support from residents in the area, with over 30,000 signatures collected so far. Many cite the importance of preserving the area’s natural beauty and biodiversity.
As the Pinner Road petition gains momentum, the fate of the proposed development remains uncertain.
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