|Address||Former Railway Depot Clanage Road Bristol
|Proposal||Redevelopment of the site to provide residential apartments including affordable housing (social rented and shared ownership) across nine buildings between 3 - 5 storeys, flexible retail/cafe space (Use Class A1-A5 and D1), public realm, landscaping including ecological mitigation measures, access and associated groundworks.|
|Neighbour Consultation Expiry||21-04-21|
|Standard Consultation Expiry||28-04-21|
|BCC Planning Portal||BCC Planning Portal|
|Public Comments||Supporters: 2 Objectors: 363 Unstated: 5 Total: 370|
|No. of Page Views||0|
|Comment analysis||Date of Submission|
|Nearby Trees||Within 200m|
Recommendation submitted 20-01-21
We have now submitted additional comments following the submission of a revised proposal - https://bristoltreeforum.files.wordpress.com/2021/04/former-railway-depot-clanage-road-bristol-btf-supplemental-submission.pdf
We have now submitted our detailed respnse which can be found here - Bristol Tree Forum Submission.
We planned to comment in detail on this application but the absence of the required arboricultural evidence makes this impossible. In particular there is no detailed tree survey data made available even though it is clear that one has been prepared. Without out this evidence it is not possible to ascertain if the BTRS calculations provided are correct, amongst other things.
Under the Council's Planning Application Requirements Local List 1st December 2017 (https://www.bristol.gov.uk/documents/20182/33956/Planning+applications+local+list+of+requirements/cb90237a-1980-4d7a-b1c3-88fa56326e3b) it states at page 26:
'Tree Survey/Arboricultural Statement
Where there are trees within the application site or on land adjacent to it that could be influenced or affected by the development (including street trees) and those trees have a stem diameter of greater than 75 mm when measured at 1.5 metres above ground level, the following information will be required.
Full Planning Application
1) A full survey of all trees on site and within influencing distance of the proposal (with a stem diameter of greater than 75 mm when measured at 1.5 metres above ground level) in accordance with BS5837: 2012 Trees in Relation to Design, Demolition and Construction - Recommendations.
2) An Arboricultural Impact Assessment and Tree Protection Plan showing trees to be retained and removed, and setting out appropriate physical protection for retained trees during construction works.
3) Any pre-development tree surgery works.
4) An Arboricultural Method Statement where works are needed within the Root Protection Areas (see BS5837: 2012) of retained trees or where retained trees cannot be protected by standard physical means such as fencing and/or ground protection.
5) Proposed location of underground services.
6) Mitigation planting for any removed trees.
The survey/AIA should be prepared by a qualified arboriculturist'.
The applicant has failed to comply with these requirements, so this application should not be permitted to proceed until it has done so.