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Factory trees win protection

PUBLISHED: 10:45 23 January 2009 | UPDATED: 09:22 13 July 2010

A trio of trees on an old factory site at North Walsham now have official protection.

A 100-year-old mulberry, and two hornbeams which could be 40 years old, stand at the entrance to the former HL Foods factory on the Norwich Road.

A trio of trees on an old factory site at North Walsham now have official protection.

A 100-year-old mulberry, and two hornbeams which could be 40 years old, stand at the entrance to the former HL Foods factory on the Norwich Road.

Locals and council officers were keen to protect them from being felled during any redevelopment of the area.

But Hopkins Homes, whose bid to put a mix of 149 homes, a care home, 10 employment units and a shop on the site is awaiting a planning inquiry, opposed a proposed tree protection order - saying there was “scant reason” to save them.

North Norfolk District Council's east area development control committee has however voted to confirm the protection order, because it felt the trees were of amenity value, said landscape officer Kerys Witton.


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