Thursday, 16 November 2006

Tree Preservation Order work in Empress

A team from our planning department is out in the Ward identifying trees worthy of tree preservation orders (TPO's). They award points to each tree according to a variety of factors, like type of tree, quality of specimen, contribution to the street scene, etc. If it scores over a certain number it indicates the tree should be seriously considered for a TPO if it has not already got one. Like the beautiful specimen below.

I very much welcome this work. It will protect the trees that make a valuable contribution to our local area, and also restrict over development at a time when greedy developers seem to want to build more and more houses in ever smaller plots, and would not think twice about clearing trees in order lay down more concrete.

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