On 23 Aug 2015 at 11:34am Newell Fisher wrote:
The poplars along the east side of Blakes Walk in Lewes East Sussex are to be cut down as part of the new development on the land adjoining Southdowns Road (Ref. SDNP/15/01303/FUL).
For context, these are the tall trees to the east of the recreation ground at South Malling, on the opposite side to the river. Grid Ref. 541756,110897.
Regardless of the rights and wrongs of this development, this destruction of trees, described as "poor" by the East Sussex County Landscape Architect Virginia Pullan, is completely unjustified and will substantially alter the character of this public footpath, used by the residents of Malling to walk into town. Her views, based on those given by James Newmarch, the Highway Tree Officer at East Sussex County Council, have been passed on to Stephen Cantwell at the South Downs National Park Authority. Full details in the link below.
However according to Town and District Councillor Daisy Cooper, in a quote provided specifically for this petition: “The proposal to fell some of the poplar trees on Blake's Walk flies in the face of British Standards that require processes of demolition and construction to put tree care at their heart. The tree survey recommended retention and protection, and residents staunchly oppose the destruction of trees planted in memory of a valued member of the community. The 79 units got the go ahead but the decision on the trees was bounced back to the County Council who owns them - it's not too late for the County to agree a scheme to protect all the poplar trees on Blake's Walk."
Virginia Pullan: firstname.lastname@example.org
James Newmarch: email@example.com
Stephen Cantwell: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check it out here »
On 23 Aug 2015 at 11:39am Newel Post wrote:
Make 'em into stair parts.
On 23 Aug 2015 at 11:40am Virgil Pullman wrote:
Right on Newell
On 23 Aug 2015 at 12:30pm Jim Oldmay wrote:
More power to you Mr. Fisher
On 23 Aug 2015 at 12:32pm Steve Canspring wrote:
Good Luck with your petition
On 23 Aug 2015 at 3:58pm Leafy wrote:
I vote keep the trees.
On 23 Aug 2015 at 6:51pm Who are these people? wrote:
Looking @ the posters I think someone is punning the names of real people in the council.
On 23 Aug 2015 at 7:39pm Deja Vu wrote:
Haven't I read this before? Getting boring tbh, why do threads and points need to be repeated again and again?
On 23 Aug 2015 at 7:44pm Newell Fisher wrote:
Déjà: its called campaigning.
On 23 Aug 2015 at 8:24pm Deja Vu wrote:
Boring the arse off people with your duplicitous politically motivated posts more like. You made your point several times which I am sure all saw on here. Now go campaign get some leaflets done and a petition and do it in REAL life ... or does your "campaigning" extend purely to the 4 walls of your home?
On 23 Aug 2015 at 8:32pm Newell Fisher wrote:
Ah.....the keyboard warrior gambit being turned against me in a cunning ploy
My campaigning extends to whatever will produce the desired result with the minimum of effort, given the scale of the campaign and time available.
It also incorporates a tactic I like to call "proceeding as if the nay-saying pessimistic and just plain rude and self-centered.....people were not there"
Hope that helps. If not READ ANOTHER THREAD FFS
On 23 Aug 2015 at 8:39pm Newell Fisher wrote:
Oh another thing: duplicitous? Really? I'd love to see some meat on them bones
On 23 Aug 2015 at 9:11pm El Maggot. wrote:
Lewes. Best thing that could happen is on Hiroshima day, a Boeing Superfortress drops an Atomic bomb on the place.
On 23 Aug 2015 at 10:00pm Deja Vu wrote:
I must say that, whilst looking for a charging spot for my electric car it came to me. Soil depletion is really just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the challenges faced by African peasant farmers today. It's time for the working class to fight back!
On 23 Aug 2015 at 10:44pm El Maggot. wrote:
Best thing for African peasant farmers, and I used to live there. Mushroom cloud.
On 23 Aug 2015 at 11:41pm Newell Fisher wrote:
Ah.....the attempted taking the moral high ground gambit. Pitiful
On 24 Aug 2015 at 7:17am M.Renee Le Maagott wrote:
Mon ami El Maggot I award you the Croix de Geurre and you become an honorary Frenchman. For we need people like you in our subtle war against les Anglais. Bon Chance Monsieur.
On 24 Aug 2015 at 12:09pm Domran wrote:
It's typical of the British media that this is the first I've heard of this dreadful situation. Osborne's savage attack on differently-abled people is an outright abuse of the British commitment to decency and tolerance. But that's just what we get when we continue to measure economic growth through GDP rather than focusing on freedom of expression and sustainability.
On 24 Aug 2015 at 7:11pm Jude wrote:
Signed. Thank you Newell for organising and publicising.
On 24 Aug 2015 at 8:37pm Rose Red wrote:
Yes well done Newell this world needs more people like you! I hope you will continue with your honesty and continue your campaigns. This country needs more steadfast honest people like you :-) x
On 24 Aug 2015 at 9:11pm 8 miles from home wrote:
We certainly don't need someone who takes more from the system then puts into it spouting their red flag rubbish.