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Tree planting in Stoke Mandeville as part of retirement village plans

Tree planting in Stoke Mandeville as part of retirement village plans

Published by Dan Gooding at 5:30am 14th February 2020. (Updated at 10:50am 15th February 2020)

A zero-carbon retirement village is being planned for Stoke Mandeville.

Today, a tree planting at the site, near Fremantle Court, will highlight the proposals for the area.

The idea is to have a 17-acre nature reserve as well as communal facilities for both residents and those living in Stoke Mandeville.

The trees were donated by the Chairman of Bucks County Council, Brian Roberts, as part of his plans to celebrate 131 year of the County Council and to leave a long lasting legacy. 

There are also plans to bury a time capsule during one of the other 2  events before the end of February 

Hambledon Land is working in partnership with Chiltern Rangers to create the retirement village.

Chiltern Rangers is a social enterprise, based in High Wycombe, dedicated to enhancing the habitats in the Chilterns area through conservation, education and community engagement.

A community planting event coordinated by Chiltern Rangers on land off Risborough Road is happening today (Fri).

Trees planted will include some donated by Bucks County Council as part of its tree planting scheme.

Over 40 people are expected at the event, which is happening across the day.

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