2.2.33 Trees and landscape

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Mill Road Depot Draft Planning and Development Brief SPD

Representation ID: 31205

Received: 22/07/2016

Respondent: Cambridge GRT Solidarity Network

Representation Summary:

The document states only that trees make 'a significant contribution to the appearance and character' on the area but not to our health and wellbeing.

The trees at the southern end of the site bordering Mill Road and the railway are rightly noted as significant, although overlooked by the Conservation Area Appraisal. They are strong features in the street scene, they would screen the railway bridge and its traffic from any new development, but they would also heavily overshadow what is proposed as a new public space. Has any assessment been made of their long-term prospects, or of the potential need for succession planting?

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