Few Sheffield residents oppose tree programme, city council says

Sheffield City Council says the results of its newly published residents' surveys show "the vast majority are supportive of or indifferent to" its street tree replacement programme.

Image: Matt Wilson
Image: Matt Wilson

The council today (24 March) released results from its surveys of households in 348 residential areas affected by the tree replacement programme.

Of the 26,815 households surveyed, only 3,603 (13.4%) responded, with a roughly even split between respondents in favour and against the plans for their street (1,800 vs. 1,774, with 29 not recorded).

Cabinet member for environment Councillor Bryan Lodge, said: "Our household surveys show that only a small percentage of residents disagree with our proposals for tree replacement and that the vast majority are supportive or indifferent.

"We also know that some of those who disagreed with our plans did so because they wanted more trees on their street to be replaced."

The council undertook at the start of the year to be "more open and transparent" about its controversial street tree replacement programme.

"Protestor action in recent months has resulted in works stopping on roads where we know residents are in favour of our plans," Lodge added. "This activity is allowing for the actions of a small minority to overturn the wishes of the wider Sheffield population and is simply unfair."



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