Honiton: Tree saga leads to call for meeting
HONITON Town Council could be asked to arrange a meeting between residents and East Devon District Council – to iron out concerns over the felling of five mature trees along the banks of the River Gissage.
HONITON Town Council could be asked to arrange a meeting between residents and East Devon District Council - to iron out concerns over the felling of five mature trees along the banks of the River Gissage.
Two large poplar trees, two red oaks and a maple tree were reduced to stumps by the district council earlier this month, prompting an outcry from nearby residents.
The council has defended the action, saying the trees had been planted too close to a boundary wall.
Residents fear more trees could be felled along the Gissage in the New Year and say there will be implications for the environment and council tax payers.
You may also want to watch:
"I don't think we should be felling mature trees, other than in exceptional circumstances," said Ashleigh Road resident Tony Simpson.
"The environmental implications haven't been fully explored. The trees act as a sound barrier to noise from the A30 and also help to absorb Co2 emissions from traffic on the road.
- 1 Honiton supermarket reopens bigger and better
- 2 Town's extended Aldi store open again for shoppers
- 3 Have your say on shape of future town development
- 4 Seaton salutes its green-fingered garden winners
- 5 Bikers take the limelight at Wiscombe Park
- 6 Rogue builder jailed for ripping off Honiton customers
- 7 Drama club rewarded for Christmas show that proved a winner
- 8 Nursing home enjoys great outdoors with family barbecue
- 9 Violent thug jailed after violent attack in supermarket
- 10 Three more businesses become plastic-free champions
"And what consideration was given to wildlife?
"Issues need to be discussed with residents, because the whole neighbourhood is affected.