An online petition has been started by Mandie Adams McGuire requesting that Richmond Council reject English Heritage’s current planning application(s) for the following reasons:

  • The felling of 347 trees within the park
  • The possibility of destroying ‘the Arcadian view’ (protected by Act of Parliament 1902)
  • Terrible impact of increased traffic and pollution within surrounding roads and area
  • Endangering wildlife and some protected species
  • Devastating effect on Grade II listed houses abutting proposed new 140 seat cafĂ©
  • Destroying the treasured peace and tranquillity of Marble Hill House Gardens
  • Estimated increase of 40,000 visitors per annum to a projected increase 1,000,000 per annum

If you want to sign the petition, or learn more, look here