New look for old Kidderminster sugar site

Kidderminster Shuttle: Timber: Trees lining the Stourport Road and former British Sugar site are torn down. Photo: Gary Cull. Timber: Trees lining the Stourport Road and former British Sugar site are torn down. Photo: Gary Cull.

KIDDERMINSTER residents living opposite the former British Sugar site have had a change of scenery this week.

Since last Friday, demolition company DSM have taken down about 60 trees lining the site along Stourport Road as part of the on-going development of the site.

Resident Gary Cull said: “It looks very different now, I can see right across to Hoobrook.

“We are quite excited about the work actually, it is going to be very good for the area and it’s been interesting watching the workers chop the trees down.”

The development, which will include the Hoobrook Link Road, will open up 24 hectares of land on the British Sugar site.

It could create more than 400 jobs and would see the redundant 74-acre site in Kidderminster changed into a residential, employment, leisure and retail area.

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1:00pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Bewdlay says...

What is it with the current obsession with chopping down trees in this region?
Is it not a coincidence that pretty much every nice area in the world includes trees as part of the landscape where as "wyre forest" can't wait to flatten & tarmac .
What is it with the current obsession with chopping down trees in this region? Is it not a coincidence that pretty much every nice area in the world includes trees as part of the landscape where as "wyre forest" can't wait to flatten & tarmac . Bewdlay
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1:38pm Sat 23 Feb 13

runningbear says...

They must have a new toy, see a tree chop it down.
They must have a new toy, see a tree chop it down. runningbear
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11:55pm Sat 23 Feb 13

John Herbert Smith says...

Why not leave some in? A development with mature trees is a lot more pleasant.
Why not leave some in? A development with mature trees is a lot more pleasant. John Herbert Smith
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7:56pm Sun 24 Feb 13

FranOb says...

Horrified to see those beautiful chestnut trees destroyed. Fir trees no loss but chestnuts were so lovely!
Horrified to see those beautiful chestnut trees destroyed. Fir trees no loss but chestnuts were so lovely! FranOb
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10:41am Tue 26 Feb 13

kjb1 says...

there was mature fruit trees on site as well are any trees protected on site ?
there was mature fruit trees on site as well are any trees protected on site ? kjb1
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1:10pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Shibdrift says...

How much of their busy 30 hour weeks do councillors spend talking b*ll***s on websites such as this?!

Answer - nearly as much as me!

But I don't have to answer to the constituents (well, only those at home!!!)

;o)
How much of their busy 30 hour weeks do councillors spend talking b*ll***s on websites such as this?! Answer - nearly as much as me! But I don't have to answer to the constituents (well, only those at home!!!) ;o) Shibdrift
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1:48pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Thirtysomethin says...

I thought there was some kind of covenant on these trees?
I thought there was some kind of covenant on these trees? Thirtysomethin
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3:22pm Tue 26 Feb 13

harryurz says...

I walk past the area to work each day and as far as I can tell the vast majority of trees taken down have been the firs. The deciduous varieties at the front next to the road remain at the moment, as does the copse that is in the middle of the site.
I walk past the area to work each day and as far as I can tell the vast majority of trees taken down have been the firs. The deciduous varieties at the front next to the road remain at the moment, as does the copse that is in the middle of the site. harryurz
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9:13pm Tue 26 Feb 13

stour67 says...

If people are worried about the trees put a preservation order on them anybody can do if they can be seen by the public.
If people are worried about the trees put a preservation order on them anybody can do if they can be seen by the public. stour67
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11:40pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Bewdlay says...

Would it not be better to have a system where every tree over a certain age or size is protected , with an easy application system for work that needs doing?
Would it not be better to have a system where every tree over a certain age or size is protected , with an easy application system for work that needs doing? Bewdlay
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