Fulbourn Neighbourhood Plan - submission version

Representation ID: 59367

Received: 17/01/2022

Respondent: South Cambridgeshire District Council

Representation Summary:

Appendix 2 - Trees

A new appendix has been added to the Plan including a list of native, specimen and ornamental trees which are considered appropriate for Fulbourn. It is not clear who decided upon the trees to be included in this list? Our Trees officer has no issues with the species choice but would not recommend limiting new tree planting to only species in the list. We have concerns that disease can decimate an entire population of trees as has happened with Horse chestnut, Elm, Ash and to some extent Oak. More important is seeking trees which benefit ecology, are resilient in the face of climate change and are not invasive or cause harm. This appendix may need updating regularly to reflect the changing climate.

If the list is to be retained, then all trees must include their botanical name to avoid confusion.