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Tree Wardens oppose hedgerow removal

A group of Bedhampton Tree Wardens are trying to save some trees that are threatened by a new proposed housing development in their area. A planning application for 92 dwellings on fields alongside the A3M in Bedhampton has been submitted to HBC (APP/12/00612) identical to the one previously refused by the Council last May.

The group say a number of trees on site are protected by TPO’s and appear safe for now but the application calls for the removal of seven groups of trees; five of these are really hedgerows containing elder and hawthorn located on the boundary between existing houses and the development site.

The tree wardens point out that of particular irony is that some of the groups are being removed to “facilitate” what the developer’s ecologist says will be a “Managed Conservation Area”.