Why have eight trees been cut down that are on the public highway? There is no reference to this in the approved demolition plan.

The original planning application included proposals to remove those trees. This was also included within the approved Demolition Environmental Management Plan (DEMP) The Council was satisfied that the loss of trees would be offset by the soft landscaping in the scheme and all the vegetation in the new public park. The trees have been cleared already and this was necessary to complete the demolition work. Chalegrove sought permission before they undertook the work. There will be a new public park and Chalegrove will be submitting a detailed soft landscaping scheme for the Council’s approval. This will give a good mix of plants to encourage wildlife, including a proportion of mature trees.