Updated plans for trees and landscaping at Penny Pie Park now available

The revised plans for the proposed tree and landscaping works at Penny Pie Park connected with the A628 Dodworth Road/Broadway road improvement scheme are now available online at https://www.barnsley.gov.uk/services/regeneration/key-projects/ (under planning application link and further information) and in Library @ the Lightbox.

There are currently 239 trees in Penny Pie Park, of which 164 will remain untouched when work to build the gyratory system takes place.

Some 15, including seven prominent trees on the Dodworth Road side of the park, have been identified as a suitable size for being able to be uplifted and replanted within the park prior to any works being carried out.

The 60 trees that will be removed will now be replaced by 64 semi-mature and mature trees, with a more diverse range of species including Norway Maple; Horse Chestnut; West Himalayan Birch; European Hornbeam; Atlantas Cedar; Himalayan Cedar; Turkish Hazel; Spanish Oak; Red Oak; Red Twigged Lime and Silver Lime.

Once these trees are in situ the council will still work to see whether further additional trees can be incorporated. This means that there will be a minimum of 243 trees in Penny Pie Park after completion of the works.

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