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Thanks for your question. I am a solicitor in Scotland with 35 years of experience in private practice and I hope that I can help you with your question today. Let me have a quick look at your question and I will either give you an initial answer or ask you for further information. I aim to respond as quickly as I can but sometimes I may want to take a little time to consider your question so as to give you the best possible answer.
Are you saying the 12 properties own the green space area and the council cut the trees down illegally or was there some kind of statutory basis that allowed them to do so. Can you explain your situation a little more please? The more information I have, the better I will be able to answer your question and that is what I want to be able to do.
So who owned the trees? Your narrative refers to “our trees”
You can negotiate a licence to occupy with the council and as part of that it can be a condition that they replant trees, yes.
You should have this done properly by a solicitor and split the costs between the residents or negotiate that the council pay the fees. Unless there is someone legally qualified amongst the residents you should not be doing licence agreements or leases without a solicitor.
What do you mean by joint ventures?