Friday, 9 March 2012

Plans To Fell Trees Axed - For The Moment

Nettleham Parish Council has reversed its plans to fell two willow trees on the bank of the Beck, on Watermill Lane, in Nettleham, following a public outcry at the decision.

Work had been ordered to fell the trees, but strong opposition emerged late last night after residents became aware of the plans.

Cllr. Giles McNeill urged colleagues last night 'to hold off for a week and allow some discussion at Monday night's Property Committee Meeting.'

Meanwhile Cllr. John Hill, who takes the lead on trees within the village on behalf of the Parish Council, said, via e-mail:
"Tonight I have been contacted by residents in the Watermill Lane area and others about the proposed felling of these trees. As a result of those discussions and representations I have cancelled the work planned for this Saturday. 
"The Property Committee can review the original decision on Monday night. I expect some residents to be present and put their points of views. We can then decide the way ahead and how we wish to respond to their anxieties."
Residents will have an opportunity to put forward their views at the Parish Council's Property Committee Meeting on Monday 12 March 2012 at 7:30pm at the Pavilion at Mulsanne Park.

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