Protection of trees in the Borough
There have recently been a number of incidents of destruction of trees in the Horton Heath, Fair Oak and Botley areas.
We want to reiterate that the Council adopts a zero tolerance approach to the destruction of trees in the borough. For example, we have recently issued a temporary stop notice on any further development works at Scorey’s Copse, Horton Heath and the Council’s Enforcement, Environmental and Legal teams are now currently working together to carry out thorough investigations into incidents by contractors at Allington Lane, Fair Oak and Woodhouse Lane, Botley.
Local people should be assured that we will not tolerate any illegal destruction of our natural environment and in all cases the Council's Enforcement, Environmental and Legal teams will ensure appropriate courses of action are taken against those responsible for the removal and destruction of trees including when that is our own or other private/public sector contractors.