Issued: October 11, 2017
Council to survey 'under threat' trees
Action to try and protect trees which could be under threat from developers is to be taken by Epping Town Council.
Councillors are concerned about the future of the line of trees in Kendal Avenue which has seen numerous planning applications for developments on the site of existing houses.
However councillor Michael Wright, speaking at Tuesday's council meeting, sought council support to widen the area to be looked at to include other streets in the town.
He said: "Why just Kendal Avenue? I'd like to see it extended. There are other roads in Epping."
Councillor Nigel Avey said: "This is becoming more of an issue all the time."
A group of councillors are initially going to survey the trees in Kendal Avenue and earmark ones considered worthy of being put under Tree Preservation Orders before taking the matter to Epping Forest District Council for consideration.