Sheffield Council ‘has no obligation to axe 17,500 trees despite contract payment’

Sheffield Council has admitted it is paying for the replacement of almost half of the city’s street trees – but insists there is no obligation or intention for that number to be removed.
In a statement provided to The Yorkshire Post, a council spokesperson suggested it may be financially beneficial to both the authority and its contractor Amey that as few as possible are replaced below the 17,500 figure contained in the highways maintenance contract.

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