Decision details

Waverley Borough Council Draft Tree & Woodland Policy

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve a policy for the management of the Council’s trees and woodland.


RESOLVED that the Tree and Woodland Policy attached at annexe 1 to the report be approved


Reason: Public, Government and industry awareness of climate change and the fragile state of our environments, locally, nationally and internationally has never been higher or the importance of action so urgent.  Tree planting and appropriate management of existing trees and woodlands owned by the Council are even more important as part of these concerns.  There is therefore a need for a consistent and comprehensive approach to the Council’s tree and woodland management, beyond considering trees solely from a liability perspective.


[Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee]

Report author: Kelvin Mills

Publication date: 19/01/2022

Date of decision: 18/01/2022

Decided at meeting: 18/01/2022 - Executive

Effective from: 27/01/2022

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