|Address||Frances Greeves House Henbury Road Henbury Bristol BS10 7FG
|Proposal||Ash (T1) - Fell : Tree has a significant lean towards building. Pruning back to clear buildings of 4 meters would leave a poor specimen. Group of mixed species - Reduce away from end wall of Francis Greeves House to give clearance of 4 metres.|
|Type||Works to Trees in Conservation Areas|
|Decision||Preservation Order NOT REQUIRED|
|BCC Planning Portal||BCC Planning Portal|
|Public Comments||Supporters: 0 Objectors: 3 Total: 3|
|No. of Page Views||0|
|Comment analysis||Date of Submission|
|Nearby Trees||Within 200m|
I object to this application because I am bound to ask - is this work necessary?
The Applicant has stated that the trees are not in a Conservation Area but they are - in Brentry Conservation Area. Also the trees form part of an important woodland for Bristol - Sheep Wood.
Trees in Sheep Wood are subjects of the TPO polygon 1091_R-W1. This is noted in the LA's Constraints section on the Planning Portal. I do not know the boundaries of this polygon, but, if the Ash tree that is "up for felling" is within this polygon, then it will have to be replaced by another tree in the same spot. Also the trees of mixed species that are "up for trimming back" could similarly be within the boundaries of the TPO polygon. If they are so then the felling of the Ash and the pruning of the mixed species should be assessed on the "is this work necessary" criterion. I see the applicant has not alleged that the Ash tree is likely to fall and has not suggested that the trees are causing structural damage, and has not submitted a surveyor's report, so is the work necessary?
If the opinion of the BCC AO is that the felling and the pruning can be done then can the replacement of the Ash be made a planning condition please?