THE imposing trees at the town centre site in Belper which has been earmarked for the new leisure centre are to be removed.
Work to fell the trees which back on to the car park off Field Lane will start today and is expected to last five days.
The trees were in the garden of a house demolished last December byAmber Valley Borough Council
The ;council bought the site so it could clear it to make way for the sports centre development.
A council spokesman said some minor disruption may be caused during the work.
The felling is part of a separate planning application for a temporary car park, pending the development of the leisure facility.
An environmental survey has already taken place and landscaping will be carried out following the removal of the trees.