Another Bit of Green Space About to Bite the Dust?
By iluvgreenery | Sunday, March 21, 2010, 13:19
I have lived in Oakwood for over 50 years. During that time I have watched each large garden or piece of open space gradually disappear.
Gwalior House Garden Area
The latest green space to be threatened is the beautiful garden area of Gwalior House in Avenue Road N14. Gwalior House is the name of three blocks of flats owned by The Foyle Foundation, a charitable trust with assets worth £68 million as at 2008. The Foyle Foundation have applied for planning permission to build 14 houses on the residents' gardens. This leads to a number of questions.
Why are they claiming that this land is separate from the flats when it has been used by residents as gardens ever since the flats were built and residents have paid for the maintenance of those gardens?
The Foyle Foundation claim to have distributed over £36 million in grants since 2001. They seem to be a wealthy charity, so why are they taking away the gardens from their tenants and destroying this precious piece of green space to make more money?
Please feel free to contact the Foyle Foundation for answers to these questions - email@example.com. You can also make comments about the planning application to firstname.lastname@example.org before 29th March 2010.