Local Government: Trees

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 24th June 2019.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many of the local authorities in England with statutory duties for street trees have in-house tree officers; and of those officers how many are qualified to at least level 3 diploma in arboriculture or equivalent in a related subject.

Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities have trees and woodland strategies.

Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities have their Tree Preservation Order data available for review online; and if he will write to local authorities that do not to ask what plans they have to put their data online.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The Department does not routinely collect information on the employment or qualifications of local authority tree officers; which local authorities have tree or woodland strategies; or which local authorities have their Tree Preservation Order data available for review online

The decision on whether to make this information available is for individual local planning authorities.

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