Wanted! for crimes against the environment 'Network Rail' For plans to build a 20 metre mast blighting Norwood Park's 'protected views'. Reward safeguarding London's green spaces
This was the message on leaflets distributed outside Network Rail's Headquarters at 90 York Way, Kings Cross, by protesters this evening (Thurs)
We want Network Rail bosses to realise we aren't giving up in our fight to stop this mast going up on the edge of our park.
The petition is growing in number and we refuse to stand by while our environment is destroyed by this monstrosity which is being foisted on us by a public company using an undemocratic process.
This isn't just about our community this is about Network Rail abusing its power by using Permitted Development Rights to negate the planning system.
As individual citizens we have to abide by the rules so why should Network Rail be allowed to write its own rules?
We are calling on the government to review the use of Permitted Development Rights so that local communities can have a chance of protecting their environment.
Network Rail repeatedly fails to consult with residents over the construction of rail masts, sheds and other infrastructure near homes and blames its failings on 'administrative errors'.
These consultation failings aren't isolated or a mistake it is a tactic NR use to rail road communities.
They often put in the infrastructure prior to the consultation and then when residents complain, halt construction while they carry out 'so called' consultation but it is an empty gesture.
Join our campaign because it might be you and your community that is the next victim of Network Rail's use of Permitted Development Right.