When Planning Permission was given for this development a condition was that a 10 metre strip was to be left wild to give a buffer for the wildlife which rely on using the banks of the Mill Pond a Local Nature Reserve.
The builder was cutting the trees down to provide a view so he could sell the houses. He was stopped, the owner then strimmed the strip clear he was stopped. Now the whole area has been cleared to bare soil. Just shows how PCC enforce Planning Conditions.