Town Square design halted by tree

PUBLISHED: 08:42 24 September 2008 | UPDATED: 22:21 15 June 2010

PLANS to change the design of the Square in Seaton have been put on hold until the fate of the area's ginko tree is decided.

PLANS to change the design of the Square in Seaton have been put on hold until the fate of the area's ginko tree is decided.Members of Seaton Town Council were asked to consider three possible concepts for the design of the Square but were unhappy to have any of them go forward, until they received a report on the health of the tree.Town clerk Philip Higginson said: "The tree is not in a healthy environment and that is never going to improve."I wonder if it could be successfully transplanted elsewhere but I don't think it is going to survive another year."We can ask East Devon District Council's tree man to have a look at it."Councillor John Meakin said: "I am not convinced the tree is dying. The last year has not been good for trees and the year before last it was planted and it has been struggling for life but it will have been putting down roots and I think we should give it another year."Councillors agreed to adjourn their discussion on the future design of the Square until they have received a report on the tree from the arboricultural officer at EDDC.


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