Oxfordshire Liberal Democrats

Petition: Gloucester Green Trees

Twenty six mature trees in the centre of Oxford are under threat if developers plans become a reality.

Sign our petition to ensure Oxford City Council protects the 26 mature Liquidambar styraciflua (sweet gum) trees in the centre of Oxford

Oxford East Liberal Democrats have seen plans for Gloucester Green showing its new owners, NewRiver Retail, regard the trees as an 'imposing' nuisance that are 'blocking daylight into the square'.

Sketches of what the square would look like after their regeneration project show all of the beautiful mature trees would be cut down.

Alasdair Murray, Parliamentary Candidate for Oxford East, said: "If these trees are cut down it would be a shocking act of cultural vandalism. This regeneration project should not come at the expense of our natural environment and I call on Oxford City Council to make it absolutely clear that any plans to chop down these wonderful trees won't be tolerated."

I the undersigned call on Oxford City Council to guarantee these trees will be protected and that it will not allow NewRiver Retail to cut down the trees.


This petition is now closed.  Thank you for your support.

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