The Council announced at the most recent planning meeting (14th April 2021 – https://www.broxbourne.gov.uk/council-4/council-meetings-1/13?documentId=203&categoryId=20040) that the applicant(s) will be planting 3 extra trees and various unspecified commitments to a planting project with the local school.
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.
Planning application search: www.broxbourne.gov.uk/applicationsearch Search for the reference 07/21/0405/RM