A second round of consultation by the Parish Council with residents has begun relating to the planting of trees at several sites around the village as part of efforts to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change.
Stansted Mountfitchet Parish Council is collaborating with Essex Forest Initiative to plant more trees on the urban green spaces in the village.
We have already completed an initial stage of consultation with residents, having sent letters in October to residents nearby to each relevant site. We have revised the layouts of the siting of the trees to accommodate as many concerns as possible raised by residents after the first round of consultation. Letters have again been sent to these residents detailing the revised changes (see below).
The reason why we wish to plant more trees in the village is primarily to combat the future effects of climate change.
But it is also to provide more habitat for wildlife and shade in summer, with the benefit of more beautiful trees. Please note that this is a 100% externally funded scheme, and the trees will be professionally planted and have a watering/maintenance plan for the first 3 years.
As part of the conditions of the funding we are bound to the number of trees Essex Forest Initiative have suggested and applied for.
If we cannot accommodate most of the concerns raised, the site is to be pulled from the scheme. Planting at all locations is due to start in January 2023.
Let Us know Your Thoughts
We would ask residents who, after examining the revised layouts of the tree sites, still have concerns about this project to let us know your thoughts by contacting email@example.com or call our office on 01279 813 214.
We value your feedback and look forward to hearing from you before December 18, when this phase of consultation ends.
For Mountfitchet Green, EFI suggest to plant 10 trees. The tree species selected for this site: White birch, hazel, ginko biloba, oriental plane and rowan. We will also plant a Jubilee tree (Oak) – marked in blue.
The Recreation Ground & Windmill Fields
EFI suggest to plant 12 trees at this location. The tree species selected for the Rec: Beech, Hornbeam, red twigged lime, yew, oriental plane and tulip tree. For Windmill Fields: Maple and Small leafed Lime. Marked in blue is a Jubilee tree (oak) donated by District Cllr Alan Dean.
For the Urban Square, EFI suggest to plant 11 trees. The tree species selected for this site: 2 varieties of maple, rowan, ornamental pear, honey locust. Marked in yellow are the main suggested sites and in blue are alternative locations.
For Walson Way Green, EFI suggest to plant 10 trees. The tree species selected for this site: White birch, scots pine, ginko biloba, honey locust and rowan. Marked in yellow is the main suggested tree location, and in blue are alternative locations.
For Wilkin’s Crescent, EFI suggest to plant 14 trees. The tree species selected for this site: 3 varieties of maple, rowan, and ornamental pear. All species grow to 7-12 meters in hight.