First Sheffield streets sent to tree panel

Save the trees campaign on Rustlings Road in Sheffield
Save the trees campaign on Rustlings Road in Sheffield
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The first Sheffield streets which will be referred to an independent tree panel amid the ongoing felling controversy have been confirmed.

Households across the city have received surveys asking for residents’ views on planned tree felling as part of Sheffield Council’s roads contract with Streets Ahead.

If more than half of respondents have concerns, then an independent tree panel - launched last November - will consider the street again.

The council has today confirmed the remaining members of the panel as arboricultural consultant Andy Bagshaw, health and safety consultant Phillip Duckett, David Graham, the managing director of a firm which delivers road safety and traffic engineering services as well as independent panel member Jacquie Stubbs.

Also, some 36 streets out of those already surveyed across the city have been referred back to the panel, although the council will still make a final decision.

Panel chairman Andy Buck said the panel would be meeting ‘in the coming weeks’ to discuss evidence and residents’ concerns.

The first streets to be considered again are:

Abbeydale Park Rise

Ashfurlong Close

Ashfurlong Road

Blacka Moor Road

Burlington Road

Chatsworth Road

Devonshire Drive

Furniss Avenue

King Ecgbert Road

Marstone Crescent

Rushley Close 1

Rushley Drive

The Grove

Vernon Road

Firth Park Avenue B21 Firth Park

Briar Road B54 Carterknowle

Gatefield Road B54 Carterknowle

Raven Road B54 Carterknowle

Bowood Road A13 Fulwood

Wayland Road A13 Fulwood

Ladysmith Avenue B54 Carterknowle

Rustlings Road A13 Fulwood

Edgedale Road B54 Carterknowle

Edgebrook Road B54 Carterknowle

Hunter House Road B54 Carterknowle

Stockarth Lane B10 Oughtibridge

Brincliffe Gardens B54 Carterknowle

Chelsea Road B54 Carterknowle

Barker’s Road B54 Carterknowle

Sandford Grove Road B54 Carterknowle

Myrtle Road B63 Lowfield

Adelaide Road B54 Carterknowle

Struan Road B54 Carterknowle

Swaledale Road B54 Carterknowle

Rivelin Valley Road A21 Manchester Road

Glentilt Road B54 Carterknowle