Dear Sir or Madam,
Under freedom of information legislation, I am seeking the following information:
The number of trees chopped down in your area between June 30, 2019 and January 2014.
I require this information broken down by years and how many had preservation orders on them or were classed as exceptional due to age, size of historical significance.
Also during the same period how many trees have been planted - again broken down by years.
I would be grateful if you could provide answers via email. Please contact me with any queries.
I look forward to receiving your response within 20 working days.
Thank you for your e-mail requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your request is being considered and you will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third party.
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Hyndburn Borough Council
I apologise for the delay in our reply due to staff holidays.
Your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 has been considered and a response is attached.
None were classed as exceptional due to age, size or of historical significance.
If you have any queries or concerns or if you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request then please contact me at
Legal and Democratic Services,
Hyndburn Borough Council,
BB5 0PF or: [Hyndburn Borough Council request email]
If you are still dissatisfied then you can also complain to the Information Commissioner at:
Information Commissioner's Office,
SK9 5AF Telephone: 01625 545 700 www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk
Hyndburn Borough Council
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