Scheme to plant trees is stunted by ‘bureaucracy’

A bid to plant dozens of trees in a village has been held up by “bureaucracy” within Cheshire East Council, it has been claimed.
A report was made by Holmes Chapel Parish Council in 2018 which identified 88 locations along the village’s roads where trees could be planted.
Despite gaining the community’s support and demonstrating required funds for the planting scheme were available the council said it had received “mixed messages” from Cheshire East.
It was subsequently told a licence was required for the trees to be planted but was not given details about how to get it.

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