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"Deeply Damaging"

How English Heritage described the development of The Elms in 2012.


"Important Open Space"

How South Oxfordshire District Coucil classify The Elms


Tree Preservation Orders Applied to Trees in The Elms

Today, Thursday 9th October 2014, residents immediately bordering The Elms all received notification from SODC that Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) have been provisionally applied to a large proportion of the trees within The Elms.

Although it was understood that, because The Elms is within the Conservation Area of Thame, all the trees within the site would automatically have TPOs applied, these actions reinforce the importance of the trees and this site as a whole.

We will be submitting a letter of support to SODC on behalf of the 2100+ petitioners we represent in due course.  We will also raise the question as to why the trees bordering the boundary with Elms Park have not also been given TPOs.

The provisional status of the TPOs will remain in effect for 6 months (until 8th April 2015) at which point a formal decision will be made to enforce the TPOs permanently.  This decision may also be taken sooner.

If you wish to express your individual support for this order you can send SODC a letter - full details of which you can find in the PDF of the full communication from SODC.

Here's a brief overview map.  You can see the full document by clicking here including map and key (PDF).