Newbury Town Council is working with West Berkshire District Council on a tree replacement and expansion programme throughout Newbury this Spring The scheme was agreed at the Community Services Committee meeting of 24 September 2018 and the locations are based on the Town Council’s Town Design Statement recommendations. The Town Council will pay for the trees from Community Infrastructure Levies, collected from developers and West Berkshire Council is covering the costs of planting the trees
A range of different species of semi mature trees have been selected for planting in different areas of the town which includes:
Rowan Drive, Maple Crescent, Almond Avenue area – Rowan, Field Maple and Cherry
Hutton Close –Wild Cherry, Oak, Beech and Horse Chestnut
Rosemoor Gardens & Claremont Crescent – Oak and Liquid Amber
Gaywood Drive – Pear, Liquid Amber and London Plane
River Walk – Oak
Cllr Adrian Edwards, Leader of the Council said, “Newbury Town Council is committed to continuing to make Newbury a better place to live, work and visit. This scheme will further enhance Newbury’s tree stocks, and add to the environmental and health benefits of planting more trees within the town. This is a good example of partnership working with West Berkshire Council, which allows both Councils to achieve better value for money. It is also an excellent use of contributions from developers, providing long term benefits for the people of Newbury”.