More than 20 protected trees that were at risk of being felled as part of a new development have been saved following an environmental campaign.

Developers removed their application to remove 21 mature trees at the former Kodak site in Harrow View after more than 350 objections, including those from local Green Party representatives, were sent to Harrow Council.

Emma Wallace, the Green Party Greater London Authority Candidate for Brent and Harrow, said she was delighted to see the applicants recognise the value of the trees and the public’s opinion towards them.

She said: “This is fantastic news for Harrow, ensuring that the trees continue to provide a green welcome to people travelling along this busy thoroughfare, continue to support the local ecosystem and wildlife, and help limit air pollution, both now and into the future.

“This campaign proves that community action can work when acting together, standing up for our local area and the vital wildlife and green spaces we still have in Harrow.”

She added she hopes to see the trees maintained with “care and sympathy” to ensure they remain healthy for years to come.

As part of the application, a report presented to the council by consultants at Middlemarch Environmental suggested the current trees would require “repetitive and potentially detrimental pruning works” and that it would be “most appropriate” to remove them and replace them with new trees that would be easier to manage.