No Appeal to 15/08/17 Judgement

STAG has learned that the three defendants in Case No: D92LS739, brought by Sheffield City Council, have decided that they will not pursue an appeal against the judgment handed down by Lord Justice Males on 15 August 2017.

It should be noted that the court ruling focuses on a specific point of law in relation to trespass and is not a judgment on our campaign. This was made explicit in the judge’s comments. Sheffield City Council’s approach to street-tree management, notably with regard to the felling of thousands of otherwise healthy street trees on at best debatable grounds, remains open to a number of avenues of challenge and should remain subject to the fullest public scrutiny. We will continue pursue these.

STAG remains committed to lobbying for the adoption in Sheffield of nationally and internationally recognised best practice in the management of highway trees. STAG firmly believes that such measures as the use of flexible paving (not tarmac), the employment of the 14 engineering solutions funded within the Streets Ahead contract, minor relaxation of over-stringent contract specifications, and the acceptance of nationally and internationally recognised approaches to proportionate risk management could still save many valuable street-tree assets.

Posted in Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

The Felling – An Epic Tale of People Power

Innocent protest to save Sheffield’s healthy street trees turns into a nightmare, as a small group of brave suburbanites take on their Council, the police and a multinational corporation.

Crowdfunder: street trees legal fund

We are currently collecting to support the small number of campaigners who are facing court costs after cases brought by Sheffield City Council.

Heartwood TiCL trail

Walk the Heartwood Trail and find Robert Macfarlane’s beautiful charms against harm hung from some of Sheffield’s threatened Street Trees. Designed by Jackie Morris.

%d bloggers like this: