Since the Foxhills estate was built, many of the trees in the “open spaces” have grown to a height where they are now disproportionately large. the Parish Council have taken advice and assessed what action to take for those trees on the perimeter and pathways of the Foxhills open space. The properties most affected will be those on Fosters Spring, Gibbs Green and Keates Meadow that are adjacent to open space and will be contacted individually.

We are in discussion with tree surgeons for works which we hope to complete in the autumn/winter 2021. The goal will be to provide a clear 1m wide “maintenance access” between fences.  The remaining trees and bushes will be thinned out and reduced in height (or removed altogether) in order to create a much lower line.  In order to preserve aesthetics, there will still be some variation in heights of the remaining trees.

The centre will remain as is, so there will still be a huge amount of trees and shrubs for wildlife. The overall sight lines will be the same, but the short range views from properties will be more far reaching.

The image below gives a broad indication of the works planned.

Image of Foxhills open space with details of the tree works