In 1971 when Camden built Phases 7&8 of the Gospel Oak estate development, they left space for trees to be planted. There are several meters between between this plane tree and the building on the right.
In 2017 when Camden’s redevelopment of the Vicars’s Road workshops was built, a new Plane tree was planted.
Why on plant a tree in such a ridiculous place?
The reason is that Camden cut down four healthy plane trees in order to build this development. The planners required these to be replaced, but did not insist that space was provided to enable them to grow to maturity.
Unfortunately these trees will need to be cut down or severely pollarded in a few years time. It would be better if Camden provided space for trees to thrive.