Council scraps plans to plant trees in Stockton

Newcastle City Council has this afternoon scrapped plans to plant 50 new trees in Mitchell Street at Stockton.

The decision comes after the

They had concerns the trees would block their ocean views and affect property values on the beachside strip.

Council general manager Phil Pearce said this afternoon he had listened to the concerns of residents and that work would not proceed.

“Our Living Streets team has already achieved a great deal of success in restoring Stockton’s green canopy,’’ Mr Pearce said.

“More than 1000 trees have been planted in the suburb over the last 12 months.

‘‘They will create shady and vibrant streets in years to come and go a long way in improving the overall amenity of the area.

“We will look for more planting opportunities in public space elsewhere in the suburb.”

The council said planting will take place in Warabrook, Waratah and Georgetown next month.

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