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Question 82:

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Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 24675

Received: 16/10/2017

Respondent: Alice Martin

Representation:

The council should look to have more hedges rather than trees. Hedges have been shown to reduce pollution in urban areas much better than trees as it traps the pollutants at a lower level. Trees require pollutants to travel past head height which means that the pollutants are likely to be breathed in by the population before they are taken in by the trees.

Full text:

The council should look to have more hedges rather than trees. Hedges have been show to reduce pollution in urban areas much better than trees as it traps the pollutants at a lower level. Trees require pollutants to travel past head height which means that the pollutants are likely to be breathed in by the population before they are taken in by the trees.

Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 24738

Received: 26/10/2017

Respondent: Mr Christopher Wrathall

Representation:

Yes, trees and green areas in general should be protected and cared for. I was disappointed when a cluster of Elder trees were removed near my flat. There are so few trees near the town centre and these trees provided a habitat and source of food for birds and other wildlife.

Full text:

Yes, trees and green areas in general should be protected and cared for. I was disappointed when a cluster of Elder trees were removed near my flat. There are so few trees near the town centre and these trees provided a habitat and source of food for birds and other wildlife.

Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 24755

Received: 30/10/2017

Respondent: RSPB

Agent: RSPB

Representation:

The RSPB commends IBC for having a specific policy on street trees. This policy should look to enhance the existing network and not just consider their protection.
We reference the following report - Forest Research (2010). Benefits of green infrastructure. Report to Defra and CLG. Forest Research, Farnham.
Benefits of trees - provide clean air, reduce contaminants, reduce flooding, aesthetically pleasing, reduce "heat island" effect, support and connect wildlife and in particular the Ipswich Wildlife Network.

Full text:

The RSPB commends IBC for having a specific policy on street trees. This policy should look to enhance the existing network and not just consider their protection.
Trees in urban areas provide significant benefits
1. Filtering pollutants and providing clean air,
2. acting to reduce surface water flooding,
3. improve health and wellbeing through visual impacts (e.g. autumn colours, spring blossom)
4. supporting wildlife and connecting the Ipswich Wildlife Network,
5. improvement of the perceptions of an urban area as aesthetically pleasing
6. the amelioration of high summer temperatures caused by the urban heat island effect and climate change.
We reference the following report - Forest Research (2010). Benefits of green infrastructure. Report to Defra and CLG. Forest Research, Farnham.

Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 24987

Received: 25/10/2017

Respondent: Northern Fringe Protection Group

Representation:

Yes. It is too easy to bypass TPOs. Like for like planting needs to be enforced and a 2 for 1 replacement required for new developments.

Full text:

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Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 25023

Received: 30/10/2017

Respondent: Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Representation:

Street trees should not only be protected, but should also be managed to maximise their biodiversity value in the long term. It should also be ensured that new and replacement trees are planted so that the current target of 22% cover by 2050 (in policy DM10) is met.

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Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 25050

Received: 31/10/2017

Respondent: Save Our Country Spaces

Representation:

Yes. It is too easy to bypass TPOs. Like for like planting needs to be enforced and a 2 for 1 replacement required for new developments.

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Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 25253

Received: 30/10/2017

Respondent: Ipswich Community Media CIC

Representation:

Yes!

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Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 25318

Received: 30/10/2017

Respondent: Conservative Group

Representation:

Street trees should be protected in all cases and we should encourage the planting of far more trees within the Borough as they undeniably add to the fabric of the area and have social and environmental benefits.

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