Application Details

Reference 20/00189/VP
Address 30 Old Sneed Park Bristol BS9 1RF  
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Proposal T2 Beech - Fell TPO 317
Validated 15-01-20
Type Tree Preservation Order
Status Decided
Determination Deadline 11-03-20
Decision GRANTED subject to condition(s)
Decision Issued 06-03-20
BCC Planning Portal BCC Planning Portal
Public Comments Supporters: 1 Objectors: 0  Unstated: 1  Total: 2
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Comment analysis   Date of Submission
Nearby Trees Within 200m

BTF response: NEUTRAL

This is the tree in question - https://bristoltrees.space/Tree/tree/TPO-317-T2

A BTF Member comments - I am no expert arboriculturist so must leave decisions about the extent of the damage and disease affecting this tree and whether it has to be felled or not.

But I would say that as it is subject to a TPO then it will require a replacement tree to be planted. The replacement tree will "enjoy" TPO status as well and I would hope that the Tree Officer would condition the planting of a tree capable of growing to a reasonable stature to comply with TPO legislation and to respect the integrity of the Conservation Area designation.

BTF has commented:

For Bristol Tree Forum.

We accept that this tree cannot safely remain in its current state, but invite you to consider if it might be possible to reduce the tree to a safe Monolith and allow it to decline and die naturally. 

In this way the tree will continue to make a contribution to its surrounding environment and provide a habitat for many of the species that feed on and live in dead/dying trees.

If this is done, we still invite the owner to plant a replacement - assuming that, by adopting our suggestion, they are no longer statutorily required to do so by felling a TPO tree. 

 

If the tree is felled, then the replacement should the same species or be large stature native. It should be planted within the first available planting season following the felling of the TPO tree. The tree should be a minimum 12-14cm girth, and shall be planted in a suitable position close proximity of the original position of the removed tree in order to provide suitable replacement amenity value for the surrounding areas. The tree will need to be suitably protected, maintained and watered to ensure successful establishment. If the newly-planted tree dies or fails to establish it should be replaced with a tree of the same species and specification until it becomes properly established and reaches a girth of 30 cm's. 

Public Comments

on 2020-02-04   SUPPORT

For Bristol Tree Forum.

We accept that this tree cannot safely remain in its current state, but invite you to consider if itmight be possible to reduce the tree to a safe Monolith and allow it to decline and die naturally.

In this way the tree will continue to make a contribution to its surrounding environment and providea habitat for many of the species that feed on and live in dead/dying trees.

If this is done, we still invite the owner to plant a replacement - assuming that, by adopting oursuggestion, they are no longer statutorily required to do so by felling a TPO tree.

If the tree is felled, then the replacement should the same species or be large stature native. Itshould be planted within the first available planting season following the felling of the TPO tree.The tree should be a minimum 12-14cm girth, and shall be planted in a suitable position closeproximity of the original position of the removed tree in order to provide suitable replacementamenity value for the surrounding areas. The tree will need to be suitably protected, maintainedand watered to ensure successful establishment. If the newly-planted tree dies or fails to establishit should be replaced with a tree of the same species and specification until it becomes properlyestablished and reaches a girth of 30 cm's.

on 2020-01-31  

I am no expert arboriculturist so must leave decisions about the extent of the damageand disease affecting this tree and whether it has to be felled or not.But I would say that as it is subject to a TPO then it will require a replacement tree to be planted.The replacement tree will "enjoy" TPO status as well and I would hope that the Tree Officer wouldcondition the planting of a tree capable of growing to a reasonable stature to comply with TPOlegislation and to respect the integrity of the Conservation Area designation.