Dear Staffordshire County Council,
Could you please provide a copy of the Highways Tree Management Policy.
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County Council on 20/02/2020.
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Apologies for the delay in replying to the above; Could you please provide
a copy of the Highways Tree Management Policy’
I am unable to provide a copy of the Highways Tree Management Policy as we
do not have such as document'
Colin Perkins I.Eng., F.I.H.E
Governance and Improvement Manager
Strategic Asset and Network Management.
* No 1 Staffordshire Place, Stafford, ST16 2DH
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Dear Perkins, Colin (E,I&S),
Thanks for your response.
So can you confirm that SCC has no policy, framework, guidance or any other such documents relating to trees owned by SCC or SCC Highways.
Thank you for your request for information.
The relevant service have advised you that Staffordshire County Council does not have a 'Highways Tree Management Policy’.
To clarify, we do not have a specific policy document for the management of trees on highway land/adjacent to highways. However, the management of trees and vegetation is included within the council's Highways Safety Inspection Code of Practice (Copy attached).
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Access Manager, Access Team, Staffordshire County Council, 2 Staffordshire Place, Stafford ST16 2DH or email [email address]
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Staffordshire County Council
1 Staffordshire Place
to clarify, we do not have a specific policy document for the management of trees on highway land/adjacent to highways. However, the management of trees and vegetation is included within the council's Highways Safety Inspection Code of Practice (Copy attached). This document is available for download on the county councils website.
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