What happened to the trees?

An appraisal was completed of existing trees located on the site. This information was used when considering the best use of landscaping for the proposed development. Further assessment was undertaken by a qualified Tree Consultant, including full consultation with the Local Planning Authority and the Tree Officer at South Hams District Council.

Landscaping formed part of the planning application documents. This identified planting proposals as part of the future development and any mitigation required for loss of existing vegetation, and identified any on-going maintenance requirements.

The enhancement of wildlife was considered throughout the planning process in order to meet our conservation duty as set out in the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006

The tall trees were removed to allow re-planting with the local native species. The wood from the trees was put to good use locally and used as part of a community project to create some wooden furniture to be displayed at the Centre. To find out more please email kate.ellis@kier.co.uk.