WOODLAND FELLING AT SEYMOUR DRIVE – A NATIONAL SCANDAL AND AN URGENT APPEAL FOR EVIDENCE
Our members, and the local communities in the South Hams and around the country, were shocked when a hill above the picturesque town of Dartmouth was, without notice, stripped of its tree cover.
In the current climate crisis and the South Hams District council’s declaration of a ‘Climate Emergency’, losing trees on this scale is a disaster.
The important woodland had provided visual screening and ‘edge softening’ for the homes in Seymour Drive and the surrounding area. It is very likely that the developer will have to replant it.
We are very disturbed to see that the developer may now be attempting to avoid doing what’s right, and has applied to the South Hams District Council for a Lawful Development Certificate.
We are delighted that the Council is examining its records to establish whether evidence exists which might refute the Applicants claims about what has happened on the site over the past 10 years. They have written to the Local Parish Council and those in the community who may have a knowledge of what has happened in the past on the site.
If anyone reading this is able to provide any factual evidence from personal knowledge of the felled woodland site, which might refute the Applicant’s claims, the Council need you to submit it online using the Council’s “Comment on this Application” link:
You can read the Applicants Application in full here.
This is your chance to support the Seymour Drive community and help them get their prominent hilltop replanted.