Plans to cut down 30 trees close to Pendle Hill have been approved.

The trees, which are located in Boothman Park in Barley New Road, Barley, are believed to have ash die-back and are also said to be hanging over private roads and activity areas.

Joshua Gibson, of NW Landscapes, lodged the application with Pendle Council in December and now that plans have been approved the trees will be removed and then replaced by replanting 30 native trees once work is complete.

The planning application reads: “There is 30 ash trees to dismantle and remove which have ash die back.

“Replanting of 30 native trees will take place after work is complete.

“These trees are hanging over private roads and activity areas.”

No other information, including about the method of removal or the time frame in which the works will take place, have been included in the application.

No objections were raised in respect of the plans and approval for the removal of the trees and replanting of 30 new trees was granted on January 30.