Will the Government’s new ‘Tree Champion’ have powers to halt felling in Sheffield?

A “Tree Champion” has been appointed by the Government to help expand the country’s woodlands and prevent unnecessary felling.

Sir William Worsley has been given the new the role – but it is not clear if he will be able to intervene in a long-running row over street trees being cut down in Sheffield.

Read more at: https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/will-the-government-s-new-tree-champion-have-powers-to-halt-felling-in-sheffield-1-9204206

Sir William Worsley, the new tree champion, will give residents a say on chopping

Councils will be forced to consult residents before felling trees under government plans to save thousands from being axed for cost-cutting reasons.

More than 110,000 have been chopped down since 2015 by UK councils, some of which have been accused of sacrificing much-loved trees to save money on maintaining them.

Read on… https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/sir-william-worsley-the-new-tree-champion-will-give-residents-a-say-on-chopping-lz0993f6r

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