Sycamore Avenue/Chestnut Drive/Beech Close/ Poplar Close/Laburnum Close green space – proposed planting

The last date for receiving comments is Sunday 21st January 2024.

View Proposed Planting Timetable HERE

Description 

This attractive and accessible green space is owned by Cheshire East Council and managed by Congleton Town Council.  Both authorities support tree and hedge planting to help reduce the effects of climate change and biodiversity loss.  The current proposals include lengths of hedging on boundaries, a small orchard, a copse of native trees and shrubs and several individual trees including a London Plane tree.  Since this tree would be planted within the year following the crowning of King Charles III it could be considered as one of a number of trees in the town marking the Coronation.

Trees for Congleton is a subgroup of Congleton Sustainability Group (part of Congleton Partnership) which aims to plant a tree or woody shrub, including hedging plants, for every Congleton resident over a period of about 6 years.  The aim of the proposed planting is to increase the value of the green space for capturing and storing carbon, to provide blossom and food for wildlife and people and add to the amenity. The general proposals are shown overleaf.

An application has been made to the Tree Council under its Branching Out Fund and, if funding is secured and the proposals are supported by a majority of the people who respond to this consultation, it is anticipated that planting will be carried out in January or February 2024 by volunteers.  

Afercare

All planting would be well mulched to keep down weeds until the planting is established.  Volunteers would initially help with aftercare but in the long term, the planting would be the responsibility of the Town Council’s Streetscape team.

We would love local residents to become ‘friends’ of the trees and plants planted in the area, a ‘friend’ would keep an eye on the site and report any damage or problems, or indeed how the plants are flourishing! Please indicate on the form below.

 

Sycamore Ave proposed planting scheme

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