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Council reveals more details of plans to freshen up Sheffield's public spaces https://www.thestar.co.uk/business/council-reveals-more-details-of-plans-to-freshen-up-sheffield-s-public-spaces-1-8799661

 

It looks a great scheme - much needed - the 4 trees are being replaced with 11 new trees.

 

I doubt the moaners will read it, they're not interested in actual facts

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Is the correct answer.

 

That isn't the correct answer no.

 

As others have pointed out, so called 'tree huggers' have been in regular contact with the council regarding these particular trees, myself included.

 

Sheffield City Council are under the erroneous belief that trees with large canopies are inappropriate for city centre locations, despite best practice advising the exact opposite.

 

The also believe that just cutting down the tree that would be needed to be felled to allow the changes to the road layout they are proposed isn't feasible because it would leave the remaining trees asymmetrical..

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Wow - that is brutal

 

In an hour they've decimated the only joyful thing in that area, apart from the old post office building

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Council reveals more details of plans to freshen up Sheffield's public spaces https://www.thestar.co.uk/business/council-reveals-more-details-of-plans-to-freshen-up-sheffield-s-public-spaces-1-8799661

 

It looks a great scheme - much needed - the 4 trees are being replaced with 11 new trees.

 

I doubt the moaners will read it, they're not interested in actual facts

 

It looks like a great scheme. Fitzalan Square has long been dingy, unloved and unused, apart from the habitual drinkers. Opening it up and brightening the area is a good idea, if it works.

 

There are squares in Leeds, London and Manchester that provide a nice spot for people to sit and have lunch. For Sheffield to have the same it will require more than cutting down trees and tidying up the area..this from a council that seems incapable of preventing 24hr booze outlets.

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There are squares in Leeds, London and Manchester that provide a nice spot for people to sit and have lunch. For Sheffield to have the same it will require more than cutting down trees and tidying up the area..this from a council that seems incapable of preventing 24hr booze outlets.

 

To be fair we do also have some nice public spaces - Millennium Square, Peace/Winter gardens, Devonshire Green etc with more to come like the Charter Square redevelopment and the like

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Wow - that is brutal

 

In an hour they've decimated the only joyful thing in that area, apart from the old post office building

 

That'd be exactly why the area is being redeveloped. And nobody at all goes there to enjoy the mature trees...

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To be fair we do also have some nice public spaces - Millennium Square, Peace/Winter gardens, Devonshire Green etc with more to come like the Charter Square redevelopment and the like

 

Devonshire Green ? That hotbed of alkies , druggies , drug dealers and the lost souls :confused:

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It looks like a great scheme. Fitzalan Square has long been dingy, unloved and unused, apart from the habitual drinkers. Opening it up and brightening the area is a good idea, if it works.

 

There are squares in Leeds, London and Manchester that provide a nice spot for people to sit and have lunch. For Sheffield to have the same it will require more than cutting down trees and tidying up the area..this from a council that seems incapable of preventing 24hr booze outlets.

we had a nice space for diner...the peace gardens...oh wait that wasnt dinner

 

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Council reveals more details of plans to freshen up Sheffield's public spaces https://www.thestar.co.uk/business/council-reveals-more-details-of-plans-to-freshen-up-sheffield-s-public-spaces-1-8799661

 

It looks a great scheme - much needed - the 4 trees are being replaced with 11 new trees.

sure its trees and not betting shops?

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Council reveals more details of plans to freshen up Sheffield's public spaces https://www.thestar.co.uk/business/council-reveals-more-details-of-plans-to-freshen-up-sheffield-s-public-spaces-1-8799661

 

It looks a great scheme - much needed - the 4 trees are being replaced with 11 new trees.

 

It does look quite neat, though personally I'd have preferred something incorporating the existing trees.

Other European countries seem to manage to retain old Plane trees in their squares easily enough, which seems to maintain the character of the area, whilst still sprucing it up a bit.

 

I just hope they employ someone who understands how to plan and plant these new 11 trees, unlike some of the examples in this report;

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It does look quite neat, though personally I'd have preferred something incorporating the existing trees.

Other European countries seem to manage to retain old Plane trees in their squares easily enough, which seems to maintain the character of the area, whilst still sprucing it up a bit.

 

I just hope they employ someone who understands how to plan and plant these new 11 trees, unlike some of the examples in this report;

 

Absolutely they should be planted correctly. I’m sure there have been trees removed in other countries at times.

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Disgrace what they are doing to the trees in Sheffield

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