Now we have removal of conditions on the development at Coldean Lane. There are late representations on removing trees at the entrance and for a foul water pipe #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
Cars would not be able to enter the site by making a right turn.

A further 19 trees in addition to the 43 trees removed from the site, are recommended to go. Some of the trees are diseased. #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
13 of the trees will go to make way for the drain and the changes to the entrance if councillors agree. Loss of the trees is "regrettable" but 200 more trees will be planted #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
What is the tree specialist's view on planting 200 young trees when compared with removing 19 mature and semi-mature trees asks @alexforeurope There has been significant tree loss in the area because of ash die back and elm disease #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
Last summer 40 elm trees had to go in Coldean due to disease last summer. All the elms and ash in the area are likely to be lost due to disease and replanting is a high priority. Robust maintenance and watering is imperative for success #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
The trees will not be "whips" but 12-14 trees but screening may take time. @ShanksSue asks about the potential for conditioning the trees at this stage. @MCQ_cellos asks if disease affects future planting #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
No ash trees will be replaced until a resistant strain comes through as they will die. Disease resistant elm are not a woodland species. The sycamores are being retained #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
Clarification sought on the number of trees lost by @danieljyates The applicant confirms there are 19 trees going. In a group one tree is going. Which doesn't reflect which is in the papers #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
What can be done to prevent people turning right out on the road asks @ShanksSue Is there a barrier? It would be possible. Left turn can filter off. Turning right will have to take a gap in the traffic. The change is to reduce conflict #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
It will be possible to turn right out of the site. But to turn left into the site only #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
What measures are in place to stop someone going up Coldean Lane turning right asks @danieljyates The divider makes it difficult to make the manoeuvre.
There are still people who turn right into the A27 from Coldean Lane Councillor Yates add #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
Things have altered says Carol Theobald. She can understand removing diseased trees and doesn't want any more to go from the site #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
The county ecologist said the tree removal does not make much difference. Ecologists are on site to ensure no new setts are opening up as badgers are mobile. #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
All the setts belong to the same clan of badgers. The main sett is protected. There is a buffer zone around it. Some of the outliers have been closed under licence by Natural England, apart from an inactive setts which could be closed without a licence #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
Four setts are currently protected by buffer zones. @bridgetbythesea asks how many setts are remaining. There are five setts protected. Five setts closed. One was inactive. #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
Do we need conditions on screening or is there an expectation of screening along the road asks @MCQ_cellos #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
If we say no, then what? Asks @bridgetbythesea The application does not interrupt the badgers says the planning manager. If it is declined then appeal is an option or amend the plan to address concerns. The change in condition will not stop the approved development #LDreporter
It is tricky says @danieljyates and the build has impact on the application as determined. He is minded to support but understands residents' concerns. He remembers when it was approved going around the houses on the ecology, screening and ecosystem #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
Some of this is out of the developer's control. There would have been issues with elm disease and ash dieback anyway says @danieljyates He is worried the council will be blamed for everything on the site. Conditions are needed for screening #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
@danieljyates Residents were assured the treeline would be protected like a safety screen says Carol Theobald. She is upset at how many trees have gone. The developer should have sorted the drainage when the application went in. Why get rid of good trees? #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
A condition to reinstate the screening to its original density is proposed by @MCQ_cellos
Ash dieback was done a while ago. It's a horrible disease killing off the ash says @ShanksSue #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
Thinning the woods out further down because of ash dieback has improved biodiversity says @MCQ_cellos
@bridgetbythesea is disappointed the Hollingdean and Stanmer councillors are not speaking on the application this time. #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
The committee unanimously agrees to a condition for screening along Coldean Lane.

On the application @ShanksSue uses are casting vote and says it is a shame to see the trees go. No numbers on the webcast #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove

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