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Views sought on Section 115 of the Environment Act 2021

  • Tuesday September 19, 2023

Defra is undertaking work to introduce the Duty to Consult. As part of this work Defra needs to determine how funding for carrying out the Duty should be distributed amongst Local Authorities. To understand this further, it would be useful for Defra to have the data on number of street trees each Local Highway Authority manages. Please could Local Highway Authorities pass on this data by responding to the below questions by the 22nd of September.

  1. Name of local authority worked for:
  2. Do you have data on the number of street trees managed by your Local Highway Authority: yes/no (if yes got to question 3, if no got to question 4)
  3. If yes, what is the total number of street trees managed by your Local Highway Authority , street is defined by the Environment Act 2021:
  4. If no, what is your estimate of the total number of street trees managed by your Local Highway Authority, street is defined by the Environment Act 2021:
  5. Local Highway officer’s confidence in the data on the number of street trees, please delete the all non-relevant options: low/medium/high:

Responses to: NCF.TreeProgramme@defra.gov.uk

Deadline for responses: 22nd September 2023

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