Trees Under Threat on Lower Pennington Lane

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PALLS Replanting Conditions Accepted

13th January 2021

On Wednesday 13th January, PALLS made a strong case to include an amended condition to tighten up the proposed replanting of the felled trees which was accepted by NFDC.  

We were pleased to be supported by Jack Davies, our District Councillor, and also speaking against the original proposal was Andrew Gossage, another of our District Councillors.  Our thanks go to both.

It is a shame to note that the tiny elm saplings, protected by a TPO, in the photograph above are deemed dangerous and in need of destruction...or are they simply in the way of something else?

We will post a link to NFDCs decision notice as and when it becomes available. And, we shall be watching the site carefully to ensure that trees of good quality are planted so that one day the lane will regain its original character.

Decision Notice TBA
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Objection to Application to Destroy 17 Trees

December 2020

Thank you to all of you who  took the time to object to the tree works application which proposes to decimate the Landmark Pine Group bordering Lower Pennington Lane. You can see our PALLS response via the link above.


At the time of writing, a massive 63 representations have been received (62 against, one commenting and none in favour according to the NFDC website).


Three town councillors have objected to the application, two in a private capacity.  The Town Council are a consultee and have not objected but the decision rests with New Forest District Council (NFDC).


A decision will be made on 13th January 2021 and public speaking will be permitted at this meeting.  PALLS will request to speak at the meeting and we will liaise with others who also wish to do so nearer the time.  Please do continue to lobby your district and town councillors to raise awareness of this threat to the distinctive character of our lanes.