|Address||Former Brunel Ford Muller Road Bristol BS7 9ND
|Proposal||Redevelopment of site to provide 32no residential dwellings (Use Class C3) with associated car and cycle parking, landscaping and refuse storage (Major Application).|
|Type||Full Planning (Regulation 3)|
|Neighbour Consultation Expiry||31-07-20|
|Standard Consultation Expiry||17-12-20|
|Decision||GRANTED subject to condition(s)|
|BCC Planning Portal||on Planning Portal|
|Public Comments||Supporters: 1 Objectors: 5 Unstated: 2 Total: 8|
|No. of Page Views||0|
|Comment analysis||Date of Submission|
|Nearby Trees||Within 200m|
Recommendation submitted 14-08-20
Application granted subject to conditions.
Relevant comments in the officer's report:
In order to support ecology onsite, the Biodiversity Statement sets out that the proposed development includes the planting of planting of trees, species rich grassland and hedgerows. This will provide habitats for wildlife and foraging resources for species including bats, birds, invertebrates and hedgehog. New trees and hedgerows will also provide nesting opportunities for birds, and the hedgerows will provide nesting opportunities for hedgehogs. Wildlife connectivity to the wider landscape is proposed through joined up green infrastructure through the site.
iii) IS THE IMPACT ON TREES ACCEPTABLE? Policy DM17 of the Development Management Policies refers to the integration of existing trees into development. It states that where tree loss is accepted, replacement provision in line with the Bristol Tree Replacement Standard (BTRS) should be provided. An arboricultural survey has been submitted to inform consideration of the application.
The tree officer has agreed that the BTRS mitigation required is 45 trees as outlined with the aboricultural report and proper assessment has been made of which trees this should cover. This is in accordance with the planning obligations SPD. The proposal includes the planting of 36 Trees on site the shortfall is 9 trees which will be covered by offsite contributions.
Concerns have been made regarding the loss of the ecosystem service of trees however the BTRS contributions have been calculated to offset the loss of trees in accordance with the planning SPD. New tree will be sought within close proximity of the site where possible. Initially the scheme proposed planting of 6 trees along the frontage however this is not possible due to a proposed sewer.
The Council's Aboriculturalist has no objections to subject conditions: The protection of trees during construction and landscaping. Further information regarding the proposed species planted in the landscaping plan and suggested BTRS contributions.
The relevant approved plan is - Drawing P7011 Rev A - Soft landscape plan, received 10/02/21;
We have submitted our comments on this application which can be found here - https://bristoltreeforum.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/former-brunel-ford-muller-road-planning-statement.pdf