Approval granted for 273 Peninsula trees
An analysis of applications to Central Coast Council has shown approvals have been granted for the removal of 273 trees on the Peninsula since the start of 2020.
While the detail was not provided in many cases, permits frequently appeared to be for the removal of mature local native species, including for 40 eucalypts, for 25 angophora floribunda and for eight angophora costata.
Approval was given for the removal of 10 melaleuca quinquenervia paperbarks, as well as seven glochidion ferdinandi cheese trees.
Of non-native species, jacarandas appeared to be the most common, with 25 approvals.
In the same period, the council has approved 14 multi-dwelling developments for the Peninsula containing a total of 48 units.
It has also approved 15 development applications for dual occupancies.
Details of the data extracted from the council planning portal can be found on the Peninsula News website at http://peninsula.news/portal.aspx, which allows applications to be listed by approved status.
Website, 21 Jul 2022
Peninsula planning portal, Peninsula News