[Announce] Consultation over new Cambridge tree strategy

John Lawton chair at soscambridge.org.uk
Thu Mar 10 09:39:41 GMT 2011


Dear All,

The Council recently invited participation in the process of 
developing a new tree strategy.
We believe that this is an important opportunity to influence policy 
and will be attending.  Recent issues over Alexandra Gardens trees, 
and planning approvals for fellings for instance in Tenison Road, and 
Mill Road have highlighted concerns over risk management, 
consultation and planning policy which we think need addressing.

There are specific round table sessions that the Council are 
requesting advance notice for if you wish to attend, see below.

Council statement:
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Residents are invited to have their say in developing a new tree 
strategy for Cambridge. The strategy will guide the council's 
management of trees in the city.

This work on the tree strategy is at an early stage and, as part of 
this process, the council is holding interactive workshops on the 
following dates and times:

     * 15th  March at the Cherry Hinton Village Centre 12 - 7 pm
     * 21st March at the Meadows Centre 12 - 7 pm
     * 23rd March at the Guildhall 12 - 8 pm

Residents are invited to drop into any of these sessions and talk to 
council officers about different aspects of tree management in areas 
like new neighborhoods, local nature reserves, and parks and open 
spaces.  Council officers will collect residents' thoughts and ideas 
and use these to develop the strategy.

As part of these events, the council is organising specific slots for 
round table discussions and these sessions will be held at 2.30pm and 6pm.

Please let us know in advance if you would like to attend one of 
these round table sessions, or if you would like to be kept informed 
of events and progress by emailing us on treesconsultations at cambridge.gov.uk.
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The Council's website page, with links to the existing strategy 
documents is here:
http://www.cambridge.gov.uk/ccm/content/planning-and-building-control/historic-environment-and-trees/trees-and-tree-works/arboricultural-strategy.en

By all means debate this subject on the SOS Discuss email list.

John Lawton
SOS Chair

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