Application Details

Reference 20/03538/VC
Address 161 Ashley Down Road Bristol BS7 9JT  
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Proposal Twin stem Beech tree to deadwood, reduce by 4m and thin canopy due to excessive shading of, and proximity to neighbouring property.
Validated 06-08-20
Type Works to Trees in Conservation Areas
Status Decided
Neighbour Consultation Expiry 08-09-20
Determination Deadline 17-09-20
Decision Preservation Order NOT REQUIRED
Decision Issued 22-09-20
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Public Comments Supporters: 0 Objectors: 1    Total: 1
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Comment analysis   Date of Submission
Nearby Trees Within 200m

BTF response: OBJECT

The plan provided fails to identify exactly the tree referred to. The plan provided is inadequate.

If it is the southern-most of seven trees planted in the car parking area behind the house then we challenge the applicant to prove the tree belongs to them as they state. It does not appear to be associated with this property.

If this is the Beech growing near the corner of College Rd and Ashley Down Road, then this tree is protected by a TPO - TPO-695-T18 - https://bristoltrees.space/Tree/tree/TPO-695-T18. This tree is not listed as a BCC asset. The applicant should have stated that the tree has a TPO.

It is the Council's stated policy not to prune trees merely because of shading or because they obstruct light. The same policy should apply to privately owned trees, especially to trees protected by a TPO where the pruning is likely to reduce its amenity value and destroy the reason why a TPO was granted in the first place.

We oppose this application.

Public Comments

on 2020-08-21   OBJECT

The plan provided fails to identify exactly the tree referred to. The plan provided isinadequate.

If it is the southern-most of seven trees planted in the car parking area behind the house then wechallenge the applicant to prove the tree belongs to them as they state. It does not appear to beassociated with this property.

If this is the Beech growing near the corner of College Rd and Ashley Down Road, then this tree isprotected by a TPO - TPO-695-T18 - https://bristoltrees.space/Tree/tree/TPO-695-T18. This tree isnot listed as a BCC asset. The applicant should have stated that the tree has a TPO.

It is the Council's stated policy not to prune trees merely because of shading or because theyobstruct light. The same policy should apply to privately owned trees, especially to trees protectedby a TPO where the pruning is likely to reduce its amenity value and destroy the reason why aTPO was granted in the first place.

We oppose this application.