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Mass removal of protective trees along motorway edge

Reported via desktop in the Vegetation (grass/hedges/trees) (NH) category anonymously at 18:45, Friday 27 May 2022

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

The owner of the Holiday Inn Worth has instructed a contractor to completely remove a 20 metre section of trees and shrubery along the verge of the M23 (southbound between Jcts 10 and 10a) so that his hotel flags can be seen. This is National Highways property. This took place this afternoon, so now all the headlights from motorway and from the private lane have no barrier which is terrible road safety. Natural sound barrier has been removed completely for the properties alongside and this is during the nesting season. This is unacceptable on so many levels and needs to be investigated and followed up. At the very least, a new barrier/high shield needs to be installed by Holiday Inn for road safety.

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  • If we are all allowed to hack down those trees verging on the M23, then can we remove the fence which is causing a risk to car crash? The fence is about to fall into the road because the shrubbery has not been cut back by you for at least 9 years that I'm aware of.

    Posted anonymously at 13:33, Thursday 23 June 2022

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