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Developers agree to replace trees

Published Wednesday, 08 October 2014

Enfield Council has reached agreement with Fairview New Homes which will see the developer carry out replacement planting and landscaping on the border of Enfield Town Park after it accidentally encroached onto council land.

The developers moved the fence line adjacent to its site in Cecil Road, Enfield, in September and in the process removed four trees and a hedge.

Enfield Council advised the company it had breached planning rules because the trees are in conservation area. Discussions have resulted in the Council agreeing a package of replacement planting with the company.

This will see mature trees planted and the park restored to a good conditions.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Community Safety, Cllr Chris Bond, said: “Fairview Homes encroached onto Council land and caused pretty extensive damage to one of our parks so its only right they should make things right.
“I’m pleased we’ve been able to come to an amicable agreement about putting things right, Fairview Homes have acknowledged their mistake and are doing the right things, which is good for the council, community, park users and the company.
“We will always take action to safeguard our green space, either through enforcement action, or thorough negotiation and mediation as in this example.”

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