Decision details


Decision Maker: Cabinet, Executive Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The Technical Services Manager introduced the report of the Head of Environmental Services, as contained on pages 259 to 278 of the Book of Reports which sought approval of the Tree Policy as appended to the report at Appendix to be approved to progress to Cabinet.


Comments and questions were raised in respect of:


·       Maintenance of trees

·       Communication/notification of nature of works to residents/Ward and Parish Councillors in relation to work to be carried out

·       Stock surveys

·       Caselaw and expectations of the public

·       Dangers of leaves on footpaths





1.   That the report be noted; and

2.   That in relation to 5.2 of the report, the Committee recognises caselaw and requests that Cabinet/Council consider public expectations relating to Council trees; and

3.  That a frequently asked questions be drafted providing indication of the types of works conducted




Publication date: 22/11/2023

Date of decision: 09/11/2023

Decided at meeting: 09/11/2023 - Executive Overview & Scrutiny Committee

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