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Resident calls for massive tree to be saved from the chop
12:30pm Friday 21st September 2012 in News
A MASSIVE tree will be cut back by half, despite protests by nearby residents.
Martin Stafiak, of Clay Hall Road, called for the tree next to Clacton Bowling Club to be left alone.
“It must be one of the biggest trees in Clacton and must be about five storeys tall,” he said.
“If they cut it back, all you will see is the building. It will totally change the character of the area.”
He wanted a tree preservation order to be imposed.
Tendring planning boss Carlo Guglielmi said the request had been considered but the council said the work could go ahead.
“There is a history of the indoor bowls club’s building being damaged by trees and this particular tree is close to that building,” he said.
“The club plans to reduce it by 50 per cent and the officer’s view is that the tree will tolerate that sort of reduction and will grow well again afterwards.”