Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Streetscene, Councillor Lewis Dagnall said:

We have made good progress in the three days of mediated talks chaired by the Bishop of Sheffield, Rt Revd, Dr Pete Wilcox.

“We have had constructive discussions regarding outstanding work on street trees. Sheffield City Council and Amey have tabled a proposal to retain some of the 300 trees that had originally been earmarked for replacement, and phase the work on others. Amey has proposed to fund additional engineering solutions to make this possible at no additional cost to the Council.

“We have also proposed that part of the way forward is for the Council to develop a new street tree strategy for the city, co-produced with other stakeholders. We will also bring forward our overarching Trees and Woodlands Strategy soon.

There is work still to do in agreeing the detail of how we manage Sheffield’s street trees now and on an ongoing basis. Over the next few weeks we will invite further scrutiny of our proposals from stakeholders, before we then open a wider public conversation about our next steps.