Malpas road to be shut for tree removal works

A CHESHIRE village street will be closed for four days to allow essential work to remove trees that are currently a hazard to road users.

Tilston Road in Malpas is closed Monday 14 December through Thursday 17 December inclusive.

Work is needed on a causeway across from the The Beeches and St Josephs Place developments.

According to Cheshire West and Chester Council, some trees are in poor condition and are being removed as they pose a risk to road users and the properties across the street.

The work also includes cutting back branches across the road that encroach on some of the lots.

Climate Emergency Council Cabinet Member Councilor Matt Bryan said, “The Cheshire West and Chester Council understand the value of trees and their importance not only for the environment but also for the sense of place and wellbeing they give to residents and visitors to the city offer district.

“However, in some cases, trees need to be removed or pruned if identified as dead or in a dangerous condition.

“All tree work carried out will be carried out in accordance with the guidelines of the tree and forest strategy of the council. If tree removal is a necessity, the local council will consider whether the site is suitable for replacement plantings. If this is not possible, the local council will consider alternative locations in the district to replace plants as part of its response to the climate emergency.

“This week’s announcement that Mersey Forest will be one of 10 community forests across England to plant more than 500 acres of trees over the next five months under the Trees for Climate program will help fight and improve climate change contribute to our natural landscapes. ”

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