Tree Planting in the parish

Published: 29 November 2019

The issue of tree planting in the parish has been raised in the course of preparing our Neighbourhood Plan and by residents recently asking what we are doing to help mitigate climate change. The Parish Council has now resolved to use £5,000 from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CiL) at its disposal, to plant trees on highway land in autumn 2020. If residents have any suggestions where they think they should go, please let us know by way of a simple sketch map by the end of February. We will then ask WSCC which sites are suitable and to suggest varieties. (WSCC suggest that £5,000 should allow us to provide approximately 33 trees!)  Please confine suggestions to verges etc. only, and not other parks and gardens, as these can be looked at on another occasion.  Sketch maps should be sent to the Parish Clerk either via email on clerk@billingshurst.gov.uk or to our postal address which can be found on the Contact Us page of this website.