Bisley-with-Lypiatt Parish Council Tree Replacement Policy August 2019
Two concerns drive the rationale for this policy:
The Parish Council needs to adopt a Policy that does more than replace its own trees, but initiates planting schemes on its own land, and works with others to do the same.
Where the loss of trees is unavoidable on Parish Council land, adequate replacement provision will be required to replant species that are in sympathy with the character of the existing tree species in the locality and the site. If there is inadequate room on the site, then agreement for replacement planting is required on an alternative site.
Whilst this policy applies to all land owned by the Parish Council, we encourage all landowners, individuals and businesses in the Parish to follow our lead, in part to mitigate against the landscape changes that are already taking place in this area.
Furthermore, the Parish Council seeks opportunities on its own land, and collaborations with other landowners such as individuals, farmers, Highways and others, on which to plant more trees, and it will support community planting initiatives such as community orchards.
21 August 2019