Trees to be felled to cut floods in Chesterfield

Trees near a river are being felled to cut the risk of flooding in a Derbyshire town.

Several trees alongside the River Hipper in Queen's Park, Chesterfield, are being removed as part of work by the borough council and the Environment Agency.

A council spokesperson said the sycamore trees in the park would be replaced with other species.

The work is expected to begin on Tuesday and last for eight days.

Councillor Terry Gilby, deputy leader of the borough council, said: "Whilst it is unfortunate to lose mature trees in this prominent location, it is important to maintain the river banks in a way that helps prevent flooding and protects important wildlife.

"In time, the replacement trees will be a significant asset and improve the setting of Queen's Park."

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