Good news for veteran trees in Cheltenham
While HS2 is front and centre, we haven’t forgotten the many other threats to ancient trees around the UK. This month we can happily update you on the veteran oak and ash trees in Cheltenham. They were due to be felled to make way for 90 new houses, while others were at risk of secondary impacts from the development. We previously reported that some trees had been saved by an updated application which was then marked for approval. At the last minute, with the help of the new National Planning Policy Framework, the planning application was refused. Success!
Challenge in the South East
Finally, another large infrastructure project is continuing to rumble along. The Lower Thames Crossing looks set to damage or destroy more ancient woods and trees. A consultation is currently live and we are considering our next steps. Watch this space for updates.
We can’t do this without you
It’s been another busy month with some big challenges, but your incredible support keeps us going.
Please keep doing your bit by:
- letting us know when you spot a threat
- signing our petitions
- responding to consultations.
Together we can make a difference and save our precious ancient woods and trees.