This proposed decision follows a High Court Order preventing
removal of a ‘tree of heaven’ located at the rear of
the Durning Library until the council had fully considered the
impact of the trees removal on the Kennington Conservation Area. As
a consequence of public consultation the council has also been
requested to consider the benefits of the tree in respect to
health, air quality, biodiversity, and to overall quality of life
before determining any decision that may result in the tree being
Following consideration of all of the evidence, research and community feedback this proposed decision recommends that the council undertake the controlled removal of the tree of heaven located at the rear of the Durning Library. The decision report was published on 19 June 2015 and written representations on this matter were invited to be submitted to Councillor Jane Edbrooke, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods by the 12 July 2015.
This updated decision report follows a period of review and reflection following receipt of written representations from a number of groups/individuals.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: 3. Community Impact;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/06/2015
Decision due: 27 Jul 2015 by Cabinet Member for Housing and Homelessness
Reason: Please select date of when decision would be taken.
Lead director: Strategic Director: Integrated Health and Adults Care
Department: Adults and Health
Contact: Marion Cable, Commissioning Officer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0207 926 9288.
Representations on this matter can be
addressed to Councillor Jane Edbrooke, Cabinet Member for
Neighbourhoods, and sent via email to: email@example.com.
Representations must be received by the 12 July 2015.