Work to improve safety along London Road in Newark set to start in September
Nottinghamshire County Council will be carrying out work to remove four trees along London Road in Newark. The work is due to take place before the end of September.
Councillor John Cottee, Committee Chairman for Communities and Place explains,
"Decisions to remove trees are not taken lightly. Trees are usually taken down when they can’t be pollarded and cutting them down is the best way to reduce the risk of harm and keep motorists and pedestrians safe.
"The trees in question need to be removed because they are in a poor condition, showing severe signs of decay at the base of the tree or within the trunk cavity area. In one case, the tree is not stable when pushed by hand, as the roots are no longer holding the tree in place.
"We can confirm that as part of our tree planting programme, the four damaged trees will be replaced at the same locations or as close as is practical. This is dependent on the utilities that are present in the ground.
"The tree planning will be carried out before the end of March 2020.
"None of the trees are in a conservation area."
During these works, disruption to road users will be kept to a minimum.