Hove cherry tree to be felled

Posted On 30 May 2014 at 10:49 pm
By Tim Ridgway
Latest TV

A historic cherry tree will have to be felled as a “quintessential” English tearoom at Hove Museum is expanded.

Brighton and Hove City Council Planning Committee approved proposal to construct a patio at the side of the Victorian villa in New Church Road.

Despite some local opposition, it was agreed the proposal was needed to make the free museum more financially viable.

When complete, it will be operated by Peyton and Byrne, which also caters at the Royal Pavilion and Dome complex, the Royal Academy of Arts and Kew.

Spacewords Brighton

On his blog, ward councillor Graham Cox said: “The preparation work for the patio has now started.

“It has been found that the cherry tree sited close to the museum is diseased and will need to be removed – yes on the dreaded ‘elfensafety’ grounds.

“We know many people will be disappointed by this news so we are happy to report that a cherry tree will be planted in close proximity to the existing tree as a replacement for the diseased tree.

“Even better this will not be a new tree as such. The intention is to source as mature a cherry tree as possible so it is almost a like for like replacement.

“Thank you to the museum team for listening to us on this.”

  1. Andrew Reply

    Wonder if the arbourist report will be available? Foi request in the post…..

  2. Andrew Reply

    Wonder if the arbourist report will be available? Foi request in the post…..

  3. Freda Reply

    It’s a tree Andrew, and it is being replaced – do you not have better ways of spending your time?

  4. Freda Reply

    It’s a tree Andrew, and it is being replaced – do you not have better ways of spending your time?

  5. andrew Reply

    is not how I spend my time for me to decide? i was merely making a comment about a news article as opposed to a personal comment about a view.

  6. andrew Reply

    is not how I spend my time for me to decide? i was merely making a comment about a news article as opposed to a personal comment about a view.

Leave a Reply

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.