[Announce] Fwd: House redevelopment on edge of Alexandra Gardens
john at lawton.me.uk
Wed Jan 24 14:59:43 GMT 2018
An urgent message from Andy Davey of the Friends of Alexandra Gardens -
you may remember their previous battle to prevent pollarding of trees on
the edge of the park.
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Subject: House redevelopment on edge of Alexandra Gardens
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 14:47:03 +0000
From: Andy Davey <daveycartoons at gmail.com>
To: trees at andydavey.com
This has reached you because at some point in the last 7 years you have
expressed an interest in preserving the character of Alexandra Gardens
(mainly the trees) and have given us your email address.
The primary reason for writing is that a house on the edge of the
Gardens (the old park manager's house in fact) on Carlyle Road is under
threat of redevelopment into 8 studio/bedsit flats. Aside from the
building, a couple of trees in the grounds of the house are threatened
and building work would occur over the root area of the magnificent
plane at the top of the Gardens. This may affect its health. The house
owner's architect has decreed these trees to be of low-medium value,
whereas we are fully aware that the valuation of (at least) the plane
trees is actually considered to be very high.
However, the trees are not the primary objection to the plans. The
proposed building is a large three-storey mass, replacing a rather
modest house that presently fits the space. The house has been allowed
to deteriorate to a point where the owner claims that it is beyond
repair. In fact the civil engineer's report does not state this. The
plans were submitted over the Christmas break, presumably to attempt to
get them passed without a public fuss. It all seems a rather cynical
attempt to make a profit at the expense of the Gardens.
You may or may not support the redevelopment. I am not really speaking
on behalf of the Alexandra Gardens Tree Group in this matter, but simply
passing on a concern raised by one of our group who objects strongly to
the plans. I'm afraid it's rather urgent - the deadline for comments on
the Council website is Friday (26th) but they may close it early on that
If you want to make your views heard, please go here and fill out the
If that does not work, go here
https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/, enter the reference
number in the box as 17/2161/FUL and then sign in. You only have one day!
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