EALING is earmarked for a major share of a £3.8m project to plant 100,000 new trees and expand woodland in the capital.

The money is from the Mayor of London’s Green and Resilient Spaces Fund and will be used to develop the Northolt Green Ring.

In total, 16 projects are receiving funds to increase tree-planting and make green spaces more accessible. The Northolt project will receive around £750,000.

Sadiq Khan opened the second round of applications for the fund last December,and, in response to the 2022 heatwaves, added a call for large-scale tree planting projects to create shade.

The Mayor is prioritising projects in areas particularly vulnerable to climate change, those with low tree canopy cover, or places where Londoners live more than a 10-minute walk from green space.

Cllr Deirdre Costigan, Ealing Council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for climate action, said: “The funding will help us to improve connections to six parks in Northolt, whether our residents are walking, cycling or scooting, which we hope will encourage more active travel.

“It will also allow us to make the area greener, contributing to much cleaner air, as well as adding sustainable drainage to prevent flooding.”