Trees to go as part of big change to traffic-hit Nuneaton junction

The two trees, pictured left, are among three set to go as part of plans to make changes to the junction
-Credit: (Image: Google Street map)


Trees are set to be axed as part of a major change to a traffic-hit Nuneaton junction. New traffic signals with pedestrian and cycling crossing facilities are to be installed on the Heath End Road/Greenmoor Road junction.

As part of this, Warwickshire County Council plans to remove a total of three street trees. These are two mature Lime trees on Heath End Road and one pollarded Lime tree on Greenmoor Road.

"The proposed tree removal is unavoidable to achieve the proposed junction improvements," Shire Hall has said. "Warwickshire County Council engineers and aboriculturalists have worked on the design to minimise the tree losses and provide a junction that meets the highway authority’s requirements.

"Different options were considered to mitigate the loss of the three trees, which included altering the proposed alignment, but to achieve an alignment that meets safety and design standards the trees that fall within the proposed alignment must be removed."

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It is explained in the plan that an alternative location, on Greenmoor Road within 20 metres juncton, where trees will be planted to 'offset the loss'. "Finances have been set aside for the planting of these trees and it proposed to undertake replanting by April 2026," the plan explains.

The two trees, pictured left, are among three set to go as part of plans to make changes to the junction
The two trees, pictured left, are among three set to go as part of plans to make changes to the junction -Credit:Google Street map

People do have the chance to have their say on the proposals and any objections or representations can be put in writing and sent to Clint Parker. Communities Directorate, Shire Hall Post Room, Rear of Shire Hall, Northgate Street, Warwick, CV344RL.

They can also be emailed to forestry@warwickshire.gov.ukusing the subject “A444 – College Street Junction Improvements – Greenmoor Road andHeath End Road Tree Consultation.”

The trees ringed in red are the ones set to go as part of the changes to the busy junction
The trees ringed in red are the ones set to go as part of the changes to the busy junction -Credit:Warwickshire County Council

The aim of the works at the junction, where many motorists have been stuck in traffic, are to help reduce congestion both at the site and also the impact on the nearby A444. The county council says that it will also help both pedestrians and cyclists alike.

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