Lawley and Overdale Parish Council has been advised by the Lawley Village Developer Group (LVDG) that some trees on the south-east end of Phase 11, near Ladygrove, will be removed. Work to remove the trees is expected to begin during this week (commencing 16 August 2021).
The trees “are located towards the top of Ladygrove where it connects to Concorde”. This will be to allow access to the development so that enabling works on the site can begin, say the developers.
LVDG has arranged for an ecologist to evaluate the trees first, and has given assurances “that we will not commence with the removal of any trees until we are given the ecologist’s approval”.
The developers also state that they have made arrangements to protect the oak tree in the ‘Paddock’ area with a protective fence, as it is subject to a Tree Preservation Order. The LVDG says that the oak tree will “go on to form an integral part of this area of the development, and so it is of utmost importance that we take these measures to protect it”.
The full text of the letter is reproduced below. You can download the original in the Downloads section at the bottom.
Full text of the letter
As part of our commitment to keeping you updated on our work at the Lawley Village development, I am writing to inform you that we will be removing some trees to the south east of Phase 11, along Ladygrove.
The trees, which are located towards the top of Ladygrove where it connects to Concorde, will be removed to allow access to the development and so that enabling works on Phase 11 can begin. The tree removal work will start the week commencing Monday 16th August and we anticipate that it will take around two weeks to complete.
Protecting local wildlife is very important to us and we have arranged for an ecologist to visit the site beforehand to assess these trees. We would like to assure you that we will not commence with the removal of any trees until we are given the ecologist’s approval.
I would also like to make you aware that, in order to protect the oak tree which has a Tree Preservation Order in place, we will be erecting protective fencing around the tree within the next few weeks, as soon as we get access over Ladygrove. As per the approved plans for Lawley Village, the oak tree, which is located in the ‘Paddock’ area on the opposite side of Ladygrove and behind the homes on Old Office Road, will go on to form an integral part of this area of the development, and so it is of utmost importance that we take these measures
to protect it.
These works were approved as part of the outline planning permissions for the Lawley Village development which was approved by Telford and Wrekin Council in October 2005. The approved plans can be viewed on Telford and Wrekin Council’s online planning portal.
Should you wish to speak to anyone about these works, you can contact our on-site contractors, McAulliffe, on 01902 354400.
If you have any other questions please get in touch with me using the below contact details.
Project Manager for Lawley Village Developer Group
Taylor Wimpey North Midlands