It’s been a busy 2012-13 season for planting in Fitzrovia and East Marylebone despite delays caused by the late release of subterranean infrastructure data. Over 30 trees were planted in addition to the +210 added in the last few seasons.
The Initiative is keen to see the last barren streets near the sizeable Middlesex Hospital, Berners Hotel and Rathbone Place redevelopment sites greened. This will help neighbourhood streets that really need some TLC and also strengthen the impact of the Central London Green Grid project.
East Marylebone / Fitzrovia Planting 2012-13:
Riding House Street pear 3
Gildea Street pear 4
Eastcastle Street pear 16
Langham Street pear 10
Great Portland Street Liquid Amber 1
The Initiative has appealed to Westminster City Council to ensure that appropriate trees find appropriate homes on the streets which lie just north of New Oxford Street (listed below).
Possible future East Marylebone / Fitzrovia Streets for Planting:
Great Portland Street
Eastcastle Street (by Berners Hotel)
Berners Street (by Berners Hotel)
Riding House Street (by All Souls School)
Middleton Place (1 near University of Westminster)
All tree planting is subject to survey and local authority consent.