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POLICY QL22 - Protection of Trees, Woodlands and Hedgerows

The protection and enhancement of individual trees, tree groups, woodlands and hedgerows will be secured by:

  1. resisting proposals that would cause loss or damage to trees, woodlands or hedgerows which are worthy of retention due to their visual, historic or biodiversity value. In particular, proposals affecting protected trees and ancient or ancient semi-natural woodland will be subject to rigorous examination and removal will only be allowed where it can be demonstrated that the proposed development would enhance the landscape and nature conservation value of the area or is in the public interest. Where the felling of protected trees is accepted, replacement planting will be sought; and
  2. requiring development proposals to include an acceptable landscaping scheme which should provide for the retention of those trees and hedgerows considered important to local amenity, together with measures to ensure their protection during development. Where appropriate, any trees or woodland lost through development should be replaced with an equivalent area of planting.

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