Application Details

Reference 20/03625/VC
Address 28 Zetland Road Bristol BS6 7AB  
Street View
Proposal T1 = Ash tree to be felled
Validated 21-09-20
Type Works to Trees in Conservation Areas
Status Decided
Determination Deadline 02-11-20
Decision Preservation Order NOT REQUIRED
Decision Issued 24-11-20
BCC Planning Portal BCC Planning Portal
Public Comments Supporters: 0 Objectors: 2    Total: 2
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Comment analysis   Date of Submission
Nearby Trees Within 200m

BTF response: OBJECT

This Ash tree has a high public amenity value and needs to be protected - it is in a prominent street position and significantly adds to character of the area. It is also providing important environmental and ecological services by helping to absorb CO2 and other pollutants and improving the local climate. Given the volume of traffic at this location, its presence offers an important mitigation to the effects of pollution.

The tree appears to be in good condition with no sign of Ash Dieback (ADB). It is particularly important that health Ash trees are preserved wherever possible given the likely impact of ABD. The owner's wish to improve the light levels can be managed my prudent management by a competent tree surgeon. There is no need to fell it.

In all the circumstances, the tree should be protected with a Tree Preservation Order.

Public Comments

on 2020-10-21   OBJECT

This Ash tree has a high public amenity value and needs to be protected - it is in aprominent street position and significantly adds to character of the area. It is also providingimportant environmental and ecological services by helping to absorb CO2 and other pollutantsand improving the local climate. Given the volume of traffic at this location, its presence offers animportant mitigation to the effects of pollution.

The tree appears to be in good condition with no sign of Ash Dieback (ADB). It is particularlyimportant that health Ash trees are preserved wherever possible given the likely impact of ABD.The owner's wish to improve the light levels can be managed my prudent management by acompetent tree surgeon. There is no need to fell it.

In all the circumstances, the tree should be protected with a Tree Preservation Order.

on 2020-09-23   OBJECT

This Ash tree is in a prominent street position and significantly adds to the greencharacter of the area. Its contribution to absorbing CO2 and pollution and improving the localclimate is likely to be high given the frequent queues of traffic which are at the traffic lights with theGloucester road. The tree appears to be in good condition with no sign of dieback and thus hashigher value to the area with so many Ash trees dying. The owners issue of improving the lightlevel could be achieved by tree surgery work such as crown thinning, reduction or lifting, withoutthe loss of amenity to the area. The canopy of Ash trees is semi translucent so does not provideheavy shade to the property. RCAS requests that tree surgery options are considered instead ofremoval.