Alex Easton MLA has today called for tree preservation orders to be placed on all trees along the Bangor to Holywood Coastal path.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“Having had a meeting with Patrick Gregg and Louise McCartney to discuss ways to protect the coastal path and the trees and wildlife in the area we discussed more protection for the trees. These trees along the coastal path are the last few remnants’ of an ancient woodland that was once on the site, especially around Skipperstone Glen and Crawfordsburn Country Park, Grey Point Fort and other small pockets of trees along the path.

All our efforts need to be made to ensure that no trees are cut down and indeed we see if it is possible to have as many tree preservation orders placed on as many trees along the coastal path as possible so that the trees are protected but it also gives the coastal path better protection also for the future. We have destroyed our ancient forests and wildlife enough, so we must do everything in our power to save what woodland we have left and protect what we have that’s left. I have chatted with Patrick Gregg and we as a team are going to look into this issue having visited the coastal path.”