As a result of the campaign in October 2011 the developer’s masterplan was changed so that a significant proportion of the trees were retained. Lend Lease were able to declare that the development would be the creation of central London’s largest new park for seventy years. Guy and Richard were offered a portion of the estate at Wansey Street to manage as a community garden during the redevelopment.
With this milestone achieved Guy left the campaign, reticent of collaborating with the developer further and anxious about the responsibilities of formally managing interim use. To take up the opportunity of a community garden Richard found Paul McGann with whom he created the new Mobile Gardeners Community Interest Company. In spring 2012 the remaining resident of the Heygate Estate, Adrian Glasspool, facing eviction requested that future promotion of informal events in the forest would be more low key to prevent aggravating his negotiations with the council for compensation so this campaign reduced its activity. He was evicted from the estate in November 2013.
In May 2013 Guy re-emerged as a local campaigner and launched the Forest Bank project, resuming the pressure of appreciating the trees at the Elephant and Castle that remain vulnerable during the redevelopment. Richard continues to raise awareness of the pressures on the existing infrastructure at the Elephant and Castle both through this campaign and other projects including a lecture at TEDx Newham in May 2013.