Headlands School in the St Augustine’s Ward of Penarth is applying for planning permission to fell nine large trees in the school grounds
The trees are all subject to Tree Preservation Orders and permission has to be given by the Vale of Glamorgan planning office before it can go ahead.
The trees facing the shop comprise: –
- A Horse-chestnut
- Five Sycamore trees
- A Holm Oak
- Two Cherry trees
The school has also sought permission for a “Sonic Tomograph inspection” of a large Wellingtonia tree and the removal of a snapped limb of an Ash tree.
No reason for the felling has been given in the associated documentation . The trees in the grounds of Headlands are some of the largest in Penarth and form a major part of the Headland scenery – the “Pen yr Arth” or “Bear’s Head” – and contribute to its distinctive green and leafy look when viewed from across the Bay .
Contentious proposals for 70 new homes on the site of Headlands School are incorporated in the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s yet-to-be-adopted Local Development Plan – which awaits examination in a public inquiry.