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CRYSTAL PALACE CAMPAIGN UPDATE - TREES MASSACRE!

> When you hear five loud bangs it will be the signal to go immediately to
> Crystal Palace Parade!
>
>  We've received a leak that very soon, the trees you see on the Park
> side of Crystal Palace Parade will be gone for evermore - it may be as
> soon as Sunday, 4th February, but could be any day thereafter.
>
>  Bromley has, for a song, agreed the sell-off of the wooded ridge
> between the BBC transmitter and the bus terminus on the Parade in order
> to put up the monster 20-screen multiplex cinema.
>
>  But the developers are now secretly planning to move in with their
> chainsaws - before the nesting season begins.
>
>  By March 1st this could all be gone - with 12 acres of lush, green,
> tree-covered parkland and prime wildlife habitat, laid waste.
>
> This is what you must do now!
>
>  Phone 020 8653 5995 and follow the instructions
>  Phone a friend or two, or more - tell everyone!
>  Before the loggers move in, log on to our website:
>  http://www.crystal.dircon.co.uk
>
> Remember, go to the Parade immediately you hear the bangs.
>
> Correspondence to Hon Secretary, Crystal Palace Campaign,
> 33 Fountain Drive, London SE19 1UY  Tel/Fax: 020 8670 8486
>
>
> BROMLEY'S 'VISION' FOR OUR PARK
>
> In 1936 Sir Joseph Paxton's Crystal Palace burned down to a smouldering
> ruin on this site in 24 hours.  No one knows why.
>
> Now the plan is to raze south London's highest wooded ridge to the
> ground   in just 240 minutes. We know why - to fill the coffers of
> profit-hungry developers.
>
> And this is Bromley's 'vision' for our Park!
>
>  A vast, 20-screen commercial multiplex operation.
>  Giant external ramps, moving an endless stream of polluting traffic on
> and off the rooftop car park, and throughout our area.
>  Operating 7am to 2am, every day of every week.
>
> But the developer has only one tenant lined up - UCI Cinemas - and
> claims that work will start not before next October.
>
> So why desecrate the area now?  A European Directive requires that an
> Environmental Impact Assessment be carried out by the developer for
> large-scale projects such as this. Since Bromley chose not to require
> such an Environmental Impact Assessment, the European Commission has
> initiated infringement proceedings against the UK government.
>
> Maybe the developer wants a brutal fait accompli before nesting begins.
> Maybe it's sheer bloody-mindedness.
>
> Whatever the reason, we must all be there to protest if, heaven forbid,
> they attempt such an outrage.
>
> You know what to do - please answer the call.

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