Dozens of trees at a golf course are set to be protected by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO).

Maldon District Council agree to impose a TPO at The Warren Estate in Woodham Walter.

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.

The matter was brought before the council to decided after owners of the land objected to the order, claiming it was difficult to see which trees the order applied to.

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.

Council officer Matt Leigh told the meeting 'Out of all out TPOs, this is one of the most specific.

"We have used GPS and pinpointed the trees, this is as good as it gets."

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The emergency order was revoked and a more specific one was served in April 2019.