We are pushing for more trees across the county and working with SKDC we’re seeing an increase in street trees across the area, here’s an excert from a recent edition of Planning (£)
Not long ago, South Kesteven District Council (SKDC) “was approving developments with no trees at all”, says the authority’s special projects manager for development management Phil Moore. But recently there has been a wider push for good design across the district, the main towns in which are Grantham and Bourne.
One element of this was the appointment three years ago of Richard Shaw to the new role of principal design officer. Shaw says that one of his first priorities in his new job was to discuss street trees with Lincolnshire County Council, a statutory consultee on large development projects as the local highways authority. The county initially had concerns about the maintenance implications, he says, for example about whether trees would make the cutting of grass verges more complicated. But Shaw says the county is now “fully on board”, and willing to “adopt” roads with street trees, taking responsibility for their management.