Had an interesting call from Ian Leonard, Arboricultural Officer at Lambeth Planning, Transport and Development. He informed me that the developers had initially proposed to cut down ALL the those trees. It sounds like it was quite a battle and took several iterations before it was agreed all the mature London Plane trees would be protected. Obviously good news, but I have no idea how at risk this is of changing in the future. Developers being as they are I suspect the matter is not entirely dropped. Certainly worth keeping an eye on.