Trees on Baldock Road, Royston

Residents have contacted me regarding the felling of trees along Baldock Road.  I immediately took this up with Redrow the developers and I received this response.  I am now following this up with Hertfordshire County Council and North Hertfordshire District Council.

Dear Sir Oliver Heald

Thank you for your e mail regarding our Hedera Gardens development in Royston & I am sorry that it has become necessary for you to be involved in this matter.

As requested please see below a summary of information on this issue:

  1. Our reserved matters planning permission granted 18/10/19 did not indicate removal of these trees.
  2. As required under a condition of the outline planning permission detailed design of the 2 road accesses into the development (as agreed with Herts CC as part of a S278 agreement) was submitted & consequently discharged by N Herts DC 07/01/20 as indicated on this link https://documentportal.north-herts.gov.uk/GetDocList/Default.aspx?doc_class_code=DC&case_number=19/01915/DOC     
  3. The removal of trees & surrounding vegetation were unfortunately required to install the accesses drainage features (swales) & it is our position that this was done with approval under point 2) above.
  4. We are working with NHDC & HCC in relation to mitigating the loss of trees along the development frontage & proposals for any replacement planting.

I hope that the above has provided a sufficient briefing on the key points on this matter but would of course be happy to answer on further queries you may have. 

Regards

John Mann

Managing Director

Redrow Homes Limited

Redrow House

6 Waterside Way, The Lakes, Northampton

Northamptonshire, NN4 7XD