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Community Memorial Trees Project

Meeting: 18/11/2021 - Executive (Item 15)

15 Community Memorial Trees Project EXE21-149 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Reporting Person – Geoff McManus

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Following the Mayor’s announcement of plans for a community memorial woodland last summer, the Executive received a report which sought approval to establish a Woking Community Memorial Trees project.  The Executive was informed that Officers had explored various options and historic Brookwood Cemetery was considered to be the most appropriate location offering a natural and accessible space.  The proposed project would also support delivery of tree-lined avenues envisaged within the Brookwood Cemetery Masterplan.

Following a question regarding Havering Farm, which had initially been suggested as a potential site, it was noted that the site was not deemed suitable after review.  The Council had made no long-term decisions at this stage about the future use of the Havering Farm site.


That  (i)    agreement is given to establish a Woking Community Memorial Trees project; and

          (ii)   delegated authority be given to the Director of Planning, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Environment & Sustainability, the Portfolio Holder for Asset Management and the Director of Neighbourhood Services, to progress establishment of the memorial trees scheme, its launch and ongoing operational arrangements.

Reason:   To facilitate development and delivery of this new scheme to support residents in the Borough.