New trees will be planted, says TfB

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Work was set to begin this week to tidy up after tree-felling on the Buckingham bypass, following a deluge of complaints .

And replanting to provide screening for homes on the adjacent estates will be carried out in the autumn, the Advertiser has been assured.

A Transport for Bucks (TfB) officer met Buckingham town councillor Warren Whyte and Gawcott district councillor Patrick Fealey on Monday to inspect the work on the A421.

Following the meeting, the civils contractor who carried out the work was due to return to begin picking up the loose debris along the bypass yesterday, Thursday.

A dangerous area where saplings had been flailed, leaving 12in-high trunks standing, was due to be be fenced off and contractors should return next week to grind these down to ground level.

The roadworks, to enlarge the Tesco roundabout and instal pedestrian crossings and a pegasus crossing for horses, must be complete before the occupation of the 150th house on the new Lace Hill development.

A TfB spokesman told the Advertiser: “There will definitely be fresh tree planting to put the environmental sound and light pollution screening back to the properties on the embankment. It will be done by autumn.”

Hare Close resident and district councillor Robin Stuchbury said: “After a great deal of upset and disturbance to residents, I’m grateful TfB are now seeking to address the concerns of the people that are affected and make safe the attrocious workmanship.”