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Extend Cherry Tree Wood, N2

We the undersigned petition the council to support the proposals put forward by the Friends of Cherry Tree Wood to extend the Wood by incorporating the tarmacked area of Brompton Grove next to the High Road – approx. 50 metres near Monkey Puzzle day nursery. This will greatly improve the visual appearance of the High Road, make an attractive entrance to Cherry Tree Wood, increase biodiversity, reduce the heat island effect and help conserve this wonderful haven of local green open space and remnant ancient woodland for future generations.

The Friends have put forward a plan to Barnet Council to extend Cherry Tree Wood at the Station Road gate to the High Road taking in the current tarmacked area of Brompton Grove adjacent to Park House, currently occupied by Monkey Puzzle nursery. Barnet Council propose, in the long run, that Park House should be developed for community use and housing retaining the trees and open space at the front.

Extending the Wood to the High Road will give Cherry Tree Wood a new landmark entrance – which currently is recessed - opposite the Grade II listed East Finchley Underground station and would be a marked improvement on the High Road. It would remove a large section of tarmac which is currently only adding to the Heat island effect and replace it with natural open space which should be designed to complement the ancient woodland, provide shade and seek to improve pollinator activity to support the B line which runs through this site. (Cherry Tree Wood lies in the middle of a designated B - line through London which are a series of 'insect pathways' running through our countryside and towns, along which a series of wildflower-rich habitats are being created and restored.) We are doing our small bit towards this in Cherry Tree Wood by creating a meadow around the orchard area next to the tennis courts see more at: https://www.buglife.org.uk/our-work/b-lines/

More information about the work of the friends can be found on our website https://friendsofcherrytreewood.home.blog/

This ePetition runs from 05/09/2021 to 30/11/2021.

33 people have signed this ePetition.