Make the environment a priority
With reference to the story in The Broadcast Protest Falls on Deaf Ears the residents of Berbice Lane should know that this is not the first time Uttlesford District Council (UDC) has been involved in the destruction of trees with no prior warning to th
With reference to the story in The Broadcast 'Protest Falls on Deaf Ears' the residents of Berbice Lane should know that this is not the first time Uttlesford District Council (UDC) has been involved in the destruction of trees with no prior warning to those who live next to them.
A while ago you published a letter from a gentleman in Dunmow who was angry that a large section of woodland had been felled in Dunmow, again by Wickfords, with no prior consultation with local residents.
I replied and you published my letter detailing how the council had allowed the felling of six historic trees on Station Road in Felsted, with no prior consultation and no attempt to find an alternative solution.
UDC has a tree for its logo and is very fond of saying how it cares about the environment. This is clearly not the case when commercial interests are involved.
Please Dunmow Broadcast - make our environment a priority in your paper - and shame UDC into changing its policy, so that local residents are consulted before any significant group or single outstanding tree is allowed to be felled.
The councillors in Saffron Walden make decisions that affect local residents with no appreciation of the devastating effect such decisions can have.
- 1 243 Takeley homes granted outline approval despite concerns
- 2 110 homes near Stansted Airport: design and details approved
- 3 Stebbing Tractor Run: This is the new route for 2022
- 4 Dunmow pilots airlift medical aid to help Ukraine
- 5 10,000 signatures reached against Essex mega-prison proposal
- 6 Major supermarkets order urgent product recalls over salmonella fears
- 7 Man dies at the scene of A120 'incident'
- 8 Life-saving kit that residents hope they will never use
- 9 Recap: A120 reopens near Stansted Airport after 'police incident'
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They act within the law and therefore feel that they don't have to account for their actions.
By spotlighting such behaviour your paper can help to make them realise that local residents demand a say in planning decisions that affect them.