Back land, to rear of 16-24 Hampton Road/First Cross Road.
The land behind 24 Hampton Road, formerly owned by fullers Brewery, was cleared by its new owner, of all shrubbery and ground cover some months ago. This effectively destroyed what had been an important local wildlife habitat, and an important part of the back land wild life corridor between First and Second Cross Road. This site had been left relatively undisturbed for over twenty years, and was home to mammals (including bats and hedgehogs), amphibians and invertebrates (including stag beetles).
The developer has now filed a planning application with the council, to remove five mature trees, including a magnificent mature and established eucalyptus.