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BI2Incorporate tree replacement strategies into the Local Plan


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Removal of any trees on council-owned land or those under the Tree Preservation Order (TPO) must be replaced with any other appropriate species at a 1:3 ratio.


Trees are of great amenity and are important features of the town's landscape, providing aesthetic value alongside social and environmental benefits such as improved air quality and the provision of shade for our local community. To learn more about the benefits of urban trees, please see the 'read more' section below.

The Tree Preservation Order (TPO) is an act to protect trees which are deemed important and make a significant contribution to the character and appearance of an area, these are often amenity trees or those with high nature conservation value. To find out more about TPOs, please see the 'read more' section below.

The Tree Replacement Strategy aims to consider the following factors when defining appropriate species suitable for replacement:

  • Carbon sequestered
  • Biodiversity supported
  • Foliage cover provided

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What's left to do?

  • Todo31/03/2024

    Hold focus groups

  • Todo30/06/2024

    Develop draft strategy documents

What has been done?

  • Done01/02/2024

    Phase 1 public consultation

    We have undertaken public consultation that will help inform the Tree & Woodland Strategy and the Green Spaces Strategy.

Summary and contacts


01/11/2023 →

Portfolio Holder

Strategic Themes

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Information updated 05/07/2024