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While our planet burns

17 September, 2020

Forest fires are raging; bat boxes and sedum roofs are not enough

• THIS week we have film of fires raging in the USA and the Attenborough programme highlighting the damage to our planet that is in the most part brought about by our human interference with nature.

In the same week, as a member of the local conservation area committee, I examined an application for a private house in Avenue Road that is of such a scale that it requires its own electrical substation to be built in the garden.

Is Camden Council powerless to implement any restriction on these energy guzzling developments? The required cycle racks, bat boxes and sedum roofs are really not an answer.

Lower Merton Rise, NW3


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