Trees to be felled to extend car park at Sandringham Estate
- Credit: Chris Bishop
More than 100 trees face the chop to allow a car park at Sandringham Estate to be extended.
Some 109 trees will be cut down if plans to extend the west car park from 413 to 600 spaces are approved. They include sycamores, cypresses, pines and maples.
Officials said the trees were planted as "commercial woodland" in the 1960s, meaning they would eventually be felled in any case. More trees will be replanted elsewhere on the estate.
The new parking spaces include 50 earmarked for disabled drivers. The car park extension is the latest in a series of improvements on the estate, including opening up the front of the visitor centre area.
Parking charges were brought in in February 2020, to help fund the works.
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