Lewisham Borough Council Planning Service
United Kingdom

The land between Tyson Road, Honor Oak Road, Fairlie Gardens and Dunoon Road in Forest Hill London should not be developed into flats. We believe that this green open space is a precious pocket of natural beauty and is worth preserving.

This arcadian landscape is extensively wooded and has many old trees under tree preservation orders. This area is also one of the oldest and most established green sites in Forest Hill as it was once a Georgian garden. Before that it was part of the Great North Wood. To retain the character and identity of Forest Hill, we are strongly opposed to the proposed development of the site into flats which, as a green open space, currently improves the quality of life of everyone who lives, works and visits the area. It also sustains local biodiversity and wildlife.

We have seen the proposed plans and in our opinion, the development is unnecessarily large, too dense and entirely out of character with the surrounding environment.

There are a number of good planning arguments that can be used to protect this site from the proposed development and we would urge Lewisham Borough Council to reject the application on those grounds.

Please sign the petition and object to the Council by sending an email to planning@lewisham.gov.uk quoting reference DC/09/71953/X in the subject line, and include your name and address.

More information on the planning application can be found here:


Photos of the site and of some of the very special wildlife that it supports can be found here:


We, the undersigned, call for the refusal of the planning application to build between 67 and 71 flats on the land between Tyson Road, Honor Oak Road, Fairlie Gardens and Dunoon Road in Forest Hill London.

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The Save the Forest in Forest Hill petition to Lewisham Borough Council Planning Service was written by Forest Hill Woody and is in the category Miscellaneous at GoPetition.