A council is set to decide whether a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) should be put in place at the site of a golf club.

The proposed TPO which relates to dozens of trees on The Warren Estate in Woodham Walter, will be discussed by Maldon District Council's planning committee next week.

The order comes after the council received reports of 'inappropriate' and 'unjustified' works taking place within the estate, putting the trees at risk.

Trees in The Warren Estate, including Bundsay Downs and Badges are including in the order.

A report from councillors state the trees are a 'prominent feature' which play a 'significant role' in the surrounding area.

The report said: "The trees are a prominent feature that can be seen from public vantage points, including footpaths, highways and the surrounding area and it is therefore considered to be an important landscape feature.

"Given the maturity of the trees and the prominent location within The Warren Estate and surrounding area, it is considered that this woodland landscape plays a significant role in underscoring the value of the visual amenity of the surrounding area."

An emergency TPO was then served in October 2018 after a visit by council officers confirmed the trees were at risk.

Following further visits to the site, the councils tree consultant and a planning officer specified groups of trees and woodland also worthy of retention.

The emergency order was revoked and a more specific one was served in April 2019.

The latest version has been served after a councillors discovered more 'inappropriate' works and weather conditions led to the loss of several trees.

However, one letter of objection has been received, so officers must discuss the matter next week.

The trees include Oak, Beech, Sycamore, Eucalyptus, Lombardy Poplar, Holly, Sweet Chestnut, Cedar, Weeping Willow, Ash, Elm, Purple Leaf Plum, Hornbeam, Scots Pine, Silver Birch, Lime, and Norway Maple.