Gerrards Cross Town Council plan to cut back the conifers on the right hand side of the bridleway entrance to The Camp by at least a meter. The conifers on the left hand side have already been pruned back to the boundary line and the aim is to do the same on the right hand side. The height of the conifers on both sides will also be reduced considerably. Details of the work to be carried out by the GXTC can be found in the Commons Minutes for July, September and October.
The conifers on both sides of the bridleway are owned by the properties adjoining the bridleway and are well established, having been there for between 50 – 70 years. The bridleway is wide enough at the moment for service vehicles to access the camp and the trees on the right are regularly maintained by their owners. If the conifers on the right hand side are cut back in a similar way to the trees on the left then they too will leave little if any green foliage which will not grow back, as conifers do not produce new growth from the trunk. Whilst re-establishing the full width of the bridleway this work will also permanently change the look of the entrance to The Camp from Camp road.
If you would like to have your say on this matter then the Gerrards Cross Town Council contact details can be found here.