This is a pitiful amount of redress for the environmental damage done so far to the trees on Bramble Lane, including one protected tree that was fully removed.
Shockingly Taylor Wimpey are still resisting joining the Considerate Constructors Scheme after all this, even though it is stated in their application for the current phase they would join! They did not and consultees and the Council were provided with misleading documents by the applicant.
If the site was already registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme, then the fencing and signage for the protected trees may have been installed correctly before significant construction work was undertaken near the protected trees.
If the High Leigh Garden Village site was undertaken with care, consideration and with the expected regard to the environment, then they would have likely avoided damaging trees and a removal of a protected tree on Bramble Lane!
You can send comments regarding their recent application (07/21/0405/RM) for 144 houses to [email protected] or contact the planning officer on 01992 2785562.
When submitting comments please request that the environment is protected and that the applicant joins the Considerate Constructors Scheme. Please try to submit your comments by the end of April 2021.
Many of the trees along Bramble Lane (just off Lord Street) are meant to be protected by a Tree Preservation Order, this was implemented shortly before the approval of the outline planning permission for High Leigh Garden Village. Its intent was simply to protect trees around the construction site, yet it has failed awfully as Broxbourne Borough Council seem eager to ignore it.
Instead our appalling Council, Broxbourne Borough Council, have allowed multiple ‘protected’ trees to be killed and removed. This is absolutely awful behaviour from our profit first Council.
We are meant to be working towards preserving nature, increasing biodiversity and fixing climate change – clearly Broxbourne Borough Council have other plans in mind.
Update 16/01/2021: Broxbourne Borough Council are urgently investigating the matter, it is currently believed that they did not give permission to remove all the trees that the developers have removed.
A tree on Bramble Lane fell after the construction works were carried out adjacent to it for the installation of fencing for High Leigh Garden Village, a post was dug directly next to the tree potentially damaging it. Broxbourne Borough Council will not peruse the matter as they don’t believe the fencing has caused any damage and likely wish to protect the developers interests. We now have a fallen tree, fencing installed next to trees and their root systems and cement overflowing some of the posts of the newly installed fencing. All of this occurred inside a Tree Preservation Order, which is meant to protect the trees but the council will not uphold the trees legal protections.
Fencing was installed earlier this year on Bramble Lane in relation to High Leigh Garden Village. Bramble Lane has a Tree Preservation Order (TPO), which is in place to protect the trees. Some of the fencing was installed in very close proximity to the trees on bramble lane, in some cases they are are less than 15cm from the base of the trees and with cement overlapping the roots of some trees. This does not seems acceptable for a TPO, normally fencing is installed some distance away and not dug into the ground like it has been.