Many of the mature trees that already exist on sites will be retained, allowing years of natural beauty to form the basis of the new landscape, and we will plant 1,200 new trees in and around the development. These will improve the air quality in Elephant & Castle and also increase the biodiversity of the area.
After receiving funding from the Mayor’s Air Quality Fund, we are working with King’s College to carry out a study of air quality in Elephant & Castle. This will provide us with a baseline against which we can see how much the measures we are taking have actually improved air quality.
In total, we will provide over 11 acres of significantly enhanced and safer new public spaces (publicly accessible at all times throughout the year) including:
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