The housing estate in Lightwater built-in the grounds of Paddock Wood House in the mid to late 1980’s must’ve involved the loss of trees, though I wasn’t here to witness it.
The many trees that were retained have continued to grow. That growth, in some cases, affected the houses they were close to, either through loss of light, or becoming too big for their location, resulting in removal or severe pruning.
One attractive part of the Paddock Wood development is the group of houses facing an ornamental lake, which was a retained feature from the original Paddock Wood House. The trees and shrubs surrounding the lake were also retained. They continued their vigourous growth, such that they needed both removal and pruning. Here’s a photo montage of that work over the last six months.