Save 500 Trees - stop the destruction of our Severnside coastal path

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The Environment Agency need to raise the existing flood bank on the coastal path  between New Passage and Aust, However, to do this they plan to destroy 500 magnificent Poplar trees that line the coast and can be seen from Wales on the skyline. They also plan to remove 3.9km of hedgerow. Just so they can raise a grass bank by a metre or so.

The trees and hedgerow have been there since the 1980s. They form a significant coastal pathway feature. They are full of life, housing rare birds and bats and act as a perch for hunting birds such as Kestrels, Owls and Buzzards.

There is no need for such devastating action. They can raise the bank without such damage. They admit this. They can build a wall / bank combination that avoids any damage to the existing coastal path, but they decline to do so here.

We've achieved a Tree Protection Order on the trees - a big win in the interim, but this is not enough to save them completely. It raises their profile on the plans so mitigators have to be considered, but we need more. We need this petition signed so the Council understand the strength of feeling.