Residents fury after developers apply for trees to be cut down (From Harwich and Manningtree Standard)
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Residents fury after developers apply for trees to be cut down
10:00am Thursday 5th September 2013 in News
RESIDENTS living near a new housing development are angry that trees they believed were protected by a condition of the planning application are once again under threat.
Permission for four new homes on land adjacent to Ardleigh Hall Squash Club in Dedham Road, was granted in October last year.
One of the conditions was that the trees in the area were protected. However the developers have now applied to have several of the trees cut down.
Jill Hamblin, who lives opposite the new development, said: “The whole area was designated as protected open green space and yet plans for four houses were passed."
The trees and landscape officer from Tendring District Council met with residents on Monday to explain the situation and will also complete a survey of the trees.
A final decision will be made by the council once a report has been put together.