Worried about the loss of hedges on Oakington Road?

The explanation for the changes to the village landscape is on the Blog of James S Peck Nuffield Scholar 2010

Oakington Road Dry Drayton 13 Feb 2013

Oakington Road Dry Drayton 13 Feb 2013

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3 responses to “Worried about the loss of hedges on Oakington Road?

  1. Comment received from a local resident:

    Worried about the loss of hedges on Oakington Road?

    Difficult to see how the work at this point will improve the flooding much further up the road, where an extension of the recently cleared field ditch towards the village centre is urgently needed on the Crafts Hill side, together with work to stop the overflow from the duck ponds. Whilst the planting of new hedging in the gaps is to be welcomed, I can see no reason (apart from ease of future management) to destroy the continuous and established tree belt near the houses.

  2. I really cannot see why so many established trees need to be cut down. not only will these trees be soaking up water and holding the soil together, but they will have provided a natural habitat for local wildlife.

  3. If you look at the sign on the post, you’ll see it reads “this verge has been improved for access by walkers and riders”.
    This is the path started by Cambridgeshire County Council some four years ago, with the first of the funds from the Northstowe development. Unfortunately, the funds didn’t stretch to completing it or surfacing it, and those funds have since been restricted to the immediate Northstowe area.
    However, Dry Drayton has been working with Oakington parish council to secure funds from Northstowe or other sources to complete and extend this off-road path so that cyclists can get to Oakington (for the CGB etc) and beyond in safety.

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