|Address||Police Dog & Horse Training Centre Clanage Road Bristol BS3 2JY
|Proposal||Proposed change of use from training centre (Use Class D1) to touring caravan site (Use Class D2), consisting of 62 pitches and associated buildings and works.|
|Neighbour Consultation Expiry||23-06-20|
|Standard Consultation Expiry||31-07-20|
|Decision||Refer to the Secretary of State|
|BCC Planning Portal||on Planning Portal|
|Public Comments||Supporters: 39 Objectors: 3 Unstated: 8 Total: 50|
|No. of Page Views||0|
|Comment analysis||Date of Submission|
|Nearby Trees||Within 200m|
This matter has gone to Appeal. See - pa.bristol.gov.uk/online-applications/appealDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=QQ26ZGDN00K00
Here are the documents used in the Inquiry - https://app.box.com/s/0tencnmo9i8bpf7o7qy34iwzp9b9sn0z
The original application
This application was approved by the Development Control Committee, subject to a reference to the Secretary of State in view of the flooding issues.
We object to this application on the basis that there is insufficient retention of existing trees, contravening DM17 of the Local Plan, and inadequate replacement planting, incontravention of DM15 of the Local Plan. Further, both issues are contrary to BCS9 of the Core Strategy.
It takes many decades for new planting to recover the amenity and ecological value of trees, and still more decades to re-sequester carbon lost as a result of felling mature trees. For this reason,retention of trees is essential.
Where this is not possible, replacement trees should be of native species with large stature and long lived, and aimed at recovering lost canopy by the target date set by Bristol City Council fordoubling of Bristol's tree cover. To not do so would undermine the policy set out in the One City Plan.
The suggestion that a line of mature Cupressus trees should be regarded as a hedge reveals the attitude the developers have to green infrastructure. Whether these are called a hedge or a line oftrees is not relevant to their actual status. Use of the Bristol Tree Forum Carbon Calculator, which also acts as a surrogate for canopy, amenity and ecological value, sets the replacement of thesetrees at a rate of 6 trees for each felled tree on the basis of recovering tree cover by 2046. Irrespective of the semantics, this should be the replacement rate, and is largely in line with the BTRS. The new site has more caravan berths than does the existing site at Baltic Wharf. If the number of berths is reduced at the new site to reflect the number at the old site, there would be sufficient space for additional planting "in situ".
Dr John Tarlton for Bristol Tree Forum.