Christchurch Druitt gardens campaign

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Campaigners are hoping to stop plans that would fell in a Christchurch, Dorset garden of rest to make way for housing, reports the BBC.

“Druitt Gardens in Christchurch, Dorset, is also a bird sanctuary and was bequeathed to the town more than 60 years ago.

The borough council has been granted permission to build retirement flats next to the gardens, just behind the High Street.

Seven 15m (50ft) sycamore trees would require felling under the plans.

The council’s planning control committee is meeting later to consider a recommendation that these are not made subjects of Tree Preservation Orders, in order to ensure they can legally be felled.

Construction is due to commence imminently and is due to be completed by October.

Christchurch Borough Council has received 350 letters of objection and its strategic director Neil Farmer said all representations would be taken into consideration before a decision is made.”

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-25656980

January 9, 2014 |

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