Bath and North East Somerset Council says tree cutting work on regeneration land in Radstock is in accordance with the permissions granted.
Concerns had been raised by residents who felt too many trees had been chopped back along the riverbank.
Radstock Town Council councillor Gary Dando asked council officers to visit the former railway land where 190 new homes are being built by developer Linden Homes amid fears over potential environmental damage on the ecologically sensitive site.
A spokeswoman for B&NES said: “To compensate for the trees removed, the planning permissions require that replacement planting takes place, and this will, in the longer term, be of overall benefit to the site’s development and ecological habitat.”
The area of concern is a section of the site known as Area 3 where developer Linden Homes will be building 71 new houses over coming months.