Manoral wood also know as Dead Man’s Wood has largely been chopped down without warning, with the landowners citing safety reasons.
Local residents are said to be furious that this popular spot for families ramblers and dog walkers has just disappeared. The landowners Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust(SCCT) has said that the felling was needed as the land needed to be managed and prevent other safety issues including the heightened risk of fire.
A local councillor was told there had been a public consultation and that no objections were raised, he also said that he had not been made aware of the consultation and local residents had not heard of it. He also went on to say that he believed that it was motivated by money rather than safety.
We will be waiting with interest to hear what the Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust has to say and how many trees they will be planting to compensate.
Below is a link to the (SCCT) website with their statement
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