This morning I visited Gunnersbury Triangle which is a wonderful place near to Chiswick Park tube station. A green patch of land surrounded by roads and buildings.
Once inside I saw a group of young ex-offenders making good the worn pathways. They appeared to be having fun whilst paying back for some crimes they had done previously.
The weather was a tad rainy but being surrounded by wildlife and seeing the pond with the two Mallards swimming cheered me up.
A developer has put in a planning application recently which will overlook the wildlife sanctuary. The buildings will also be very close to the boundary of the Triangle meaning that the place people go to get away from built up London will not be the same. Local schools visit the Triangle to see the wildlife and have fun whilst learning about nature.
If you want to know more of the planning application see this link.
It is clear to me that this application is not going to be good for the area. We do need housing but it needs to be less tall and built away from the boundary so the wildlife can be protected.
If you want to see a campaign that I am supporting about this matter check this out.