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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Ex-Cherry Trees on Thornhill Road

Last week, ending 8 February, two flowering cherry trees were felled on Thornhill Road, just beside the Blackbird car park.
These photos show how much colour and lift they added in the past to the street scene.
They were felled by Northumberland County Council without any consultation involving Ponteland.
The Senior Planning Officer, Mrs Kate Blyth, said ‘We do not consult members of the public for these applications’.  Nor it seems any other body either.  They were in the Ponteland Conservation Area.
She went on to say, ‘The trees were assessed (by whom?) prior to any work being undertaken and were not found to be worthy of further protection’.  So that’s it!  The axe man cometh!  Beware!

What about replacements Mrs Blyth?

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