A HOMEOWNER wants to fell two ash trees in her garden, fearing they could fall and hit neighbouring homes. 

Sarah Rayner asked Torfaen Borough Council for permission to chop down the two trees in the garden of her home at The Park in Blaenavon, which is part of the town’s conservation area. 

In her application she said the trees aren’t protected and its feared they are at risk of falling over and may be infected with ash dieback disease.  

The trees are described as larger than the neighbour’s home and one is less than two metres from it. 

She reported, “There have been a number of trees fall in The Park recently and if the trees should fall in the same direction as those, it would cause severe damage to the neighbours’ home and possibly the next house along from them also.”

The application is being considered by council planners.