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Further, new statement: Oak tree in Featherbed Lane, Shrewsbury

Related topics: Children's services / Climate change / environment / Partner organisations / Planning

Following a further assessment of an oak tree on Featherbed Lane, Shrewsbury, Shropshire Council is working on a revision to the scheme that would modify the school entrance in order to retain the tree.

The tree was one of several identified for removal in the planning application and supporting documents and for which planning approval was given to make way for the substantial work required for the new school in Harlescott. The school forms part of a vital and major investment project that will help to secure sustainable provision of primary and secondary education in the north of Shrewsbury and surrounding areas.

Following further arboricultural advice, some work will be required to try to improve the life and health of the tree. This may include reducing the crown of the tree to help stimulate internal growth. Work will be undertaken by the council at the appropriate time and will take into account any nesting bird activity.

A wider landscaping scheme, which will include the planting of a number of replacement and additional trees, is planned as part of the overall works of the new school.