To Alex Attwood, Minister for the Environment, Northern Ireland.
Prehen Woods is an ancient 400 year old woodland, protected under a full Tree Preservation Order and is a designated Area of Nature Conservation. It provides habitat for the endangered red squirrel and is a hive of bio-diversity. However this week diggers began destruction at the ancient woodland in order to begin a luxury housing development. The Planning Service who granted planning permission, appear to have ignored their own criteria and guidelines as well as the Derry Area Plan. Please help Save this Ancient Prehen Woodland by overturning the Planning Service decision. We are also calling for an independent inquiry into the procedures, processes and decisions made by the Planners with regard to Prehen Woods.