Highway Trees Project

Published: 28 April 2021

Tree Planting in the Parish

During the course of preparing the Billingshurst Neighbourhood Plan, residents asked the Council what it was doing to help mitigate climate change.

The Parish Council resolved to use £5,000 from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CiL) at its disposal, to plant trees on highway verges and asked residents to send in suggestions of where they would like to see trees provided. We had a great response with 29 locations being submitted. The Council asked West Sussex County Council (WSCC) to check over all of the areas put forward and choose some suitable varieties of tree for each location.

We are delighted that WSCC have now checked and approved 27 of the locations put forward, and will be planting the new trees during the winter period 2020/2021. To view the map of locations and types of tree, click HERE