Application to fell protected trees at Crawshaw Academy

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Crawshaw Academy, Pudsey. Photo: Google

Protected trees on the southern boundary of Crawshaw Academy could be cut down and replaced with younger trees, if a planning application is approved.

Red Kite Learning Trust, which runs Crawshaw Academy has submitted a planning application to remove 19 trees protected by a tree preservation order (TPO) at the boundary with Woodfield Terrace and Sheridan Way in Pudsey.

A total of 30 mature trees would be removed under the plans. They can be clearly seen from Ravens Mount, Robin Lane and over properties from Woodfield Terrace and Sheridan Way.

The planning application stated: “There have been ongoing concerns from neighbours about these trees and the measures put in place by the school have not satisfied the local residents.”

    A replanting scheme has been commissioned by the school and has been submitted in support of this application.

    “The proposed scheme has been purposefully kept simple to reflect the nature of the current TPO and to try to replace the avenue effect the current trees provide while removing the nuisance for neighbours,” the application adds.

    The plans can be viewed in full here.

    Council planners, meanwhile, have given the green light for protected trees to be felled due to a widening of Tyersal Lane to allow Yorkshire Water to build stormwater storage tanks for flood mitigation within a nearby field to the west of Pudsey. Full details can be found here.


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