Stop All Works at the Limehouse Triangle for Proper Environmental and Bat Monitoring to Take Place

Tower Hamlets Council

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Tower Hamlets Council has made the disastrous decision to push ahead with laying waste the Limehouse Triangle, destroying this unique natural habitat and vital green space in preparation for new development.

But a number of residents have raised concerns that the destruction of habitats at the Limehouse Triangle has also overridden the legal protections enjoyed by a number of species in the area.

In particular, residents have noted that bat boxes in the area appear to have been illegally removed and destroyed, something which is a criminal offence under section 9(4) of the Wildlife and Conservation Act 1981.

It's clear what needs to be done.

We are calling on the Council to stop all works taking place at the Limehouse Triangle with immediate effect in order for proper environmental monitoring to take place and for the state of the bat roosts to be fully investigated.

No development of this area can take place that ignores the proper legal and ethical obligations to have due regard for the local environment, and its importance to this community.

To: Tower Hamlets Council
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The Limehouse Triangle was originally conceived and designated by Tower Hamlets Council as a green space as part of their biodiversity plan for the Borough in 2000.

In spite of this, and the fact that the area has also been recognised as a site of special scientific interest, Tower Hamlets Council has made the decision to push ahead with laying waste the area, destroying this unique natural habitat in preparation for new development.

Not only has this removed a green space which is vital to the health and wellbeing of the community which surrounds it, but a number of residents have raised concerns that the destruction of habitats at the Limehouse Triangle has also overridden the legal protections enjoyed by a number of species in the area.

In particular, residents have noted that bat boxes in the area appear to have been illegally removed and destroyed, something which is a criminal offence under section 9(4) of the Wildlife and Conservation Act 1981.

We are calling on the Council to stop all works taking place at the Limehouse Triangle with immediate effect in order for proper environmental monitoring to take place and for the situation to be fully investigated.

No development of this area can take place that ignores the proper legal and ethical obligations to have due regard for the local environment, and its importance to this community.