Station tree work backed

WORK to remove the trees in front of Bognor Regis railway station has been backed by town councillors.

The planning committee members told Arun District Council they had no 
objection to Southern Railway taking out the eight London planes because replacement trees like maidenhairs, a foxglove and stone pine 
were planned.

The rail operator intends to totally redesign and revamp the frontage and main entrance point to the Grade II-listed building as part of a major improvement.

A statement with the tree plan says: “This project also involves the use of hard landscaped features to provide for event space, cafe frontages and raised seating areas as well as provision for the seasonal siting of a Christmas tree.”