Guide Green Space Design and Management Proposals

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2. Emergency Tree Fund Proposal

Emergency Tree Fund Proposal

East Devon District Council is aiming to plant over 2,000 trees in 2023 and 2024 as part of the Emergency Tree Fund initiative, headed by The Woodland Trust and Devon County Council.
The tree planting will create new areas of woodland, which aim to connect the district’s fragmented habitats, capture carbon and fight the effects of climate change.

The proposals aim to enhance the functionality of green spaces for users and wildlife. Attention has been paid towards creating locally important woodland types, particularly mixed oak/birch woodland, to maximise biodiversity.

All materials and tree protection used are biodegradable and watering will be minimised to limit the environmental impact of establishing the woodlands.

Tree Planting Sites 2023

  • Phear Park: Exmouth
  • Littletown Green: Beside Honiton Bottom Road, Honiton
  • The Glen: Honiton
  • Underfleet Car Park: Next to Jurassic Long Stay Car Park, Seaton
  • Imperial Rec: Exmouth

Update Following 2023 Public Consultations:

Thank you to all those that have provided feedback regarding the ‘Emergency Tree Fund Proposals’. We were delighted with the high number of online responses we received. Your comments have been key in informing our decisions and the planned proposals.

In response to your feedback, we have made a number of changes to the tree planting proposals. The following are the most significant:

  • Winter’s Lane Green Space, Ottery St Mary is no longer part of the proposals.
  • Chine Walk, Seaton is no longer part of the proposals.
  • Proposals for Littletown Green, Honiton have been significantly amended to avoid blocking light provided by existing street lighting.