Public consultation on tree planting proposals

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The borough council plans to become carbon neutral by 2030 and as part of this, has approved plans to undertake 16 hectares of new tree planting on existing open spaces and other land owned by the council. In addition to removing 6,400 tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere, the planting will create a network of new community woodlands and orchards for local residents to enjoy, which would be called "The Amber Valley Forest for the Future".

Prior to undertaking any planting, the council would like to hear the views of local residents and organisations on the proposed planting and locations.

The council would be grateful, if you can spare a few minutes to complete the short questionnaire below, which is available until 25 October 2019.

The sites proposed for tree planting are listed below and can be viewed on the accompanying plans. You can also view the full report, which is agenda item 12(a) on our committee documents page.

Proposed planting sites:

  • Bonnington Drive, Somercotes – 0.10 hectare
  • Crays Hill Park, Swanwick – 0.30 hectare
  • Highfield Plantation, Alfreton – 1 hectare
  • Riddings Park – 0.25 hectare
  • Bargate Recreation Ground, Belper - 0.25 hectare
  • Ecclesbourne Meadow, Duffield – 0.60 hectare
  • Barnes Wallis Recreation Ground, Ripley – 0.20 hectare
  • Snowberry Ave, Belper - 85 hectare
  • Aldreds Lane, Langley Mill – 2.30 hectares
  • Charles Hill Playing Field, Loscoe – 0.15 hectare
  • High Holborn Road, Codnor – 5 hectares
  • Land at Lee Lane, Langley Mill – 2.20 hectares
  • Hammersmith Recreation Ground, Ripley – 0.30 hectare
  • Sir Barnes Wallis Recreation Ground, Ripley – 0.45 hectare
  • Street Lane Recreation Ground, Denby – 0.50 hectare
  • Waingroves Recreation Ground – 0.20 hectare
  • Miscellaneous tree planting within open spaces – 1.35 hectares (equivalent)

This consultation is now closed.

Need further help or information?

Contact the team directly on 01773 570222 or email