|Address||1 Druid Road Bristol BS9 1LJ
|Proposal||Excavation and alteration of existing garden to facilitate the erection of a new detached 2 storey (4 bedroom 7 bedspace) dwelling to the rear of 1 Druid Road.|
|Neighbour Consultation Expiry||09-11-20|
|BCC Planning Portal||BCC Planning Portal|
|Public Comments||Supporters: 7 Objectors: 36 Unstated: 1 Total: 44|
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|Comment analysis||Date of Submission|
|Nearby Trees||Within 200m|
I am not going to comment on the aesthetics of this application - I do not live that close, although I am very familiar with this area.
The phrases "garden grabbing" and "over development" do come to mind however.
My main concern is about the trees.
If this application gets the go ahead then 8 trees, or a mixture of trees and shrubs, will be lost. There is in Bristol the Bristol Tree Replacement Standard (BTRS) whereby the contribution made to the environment by trees lost to facilitate development needs to be replaced so that in the (very) long term some of the lost benefit is replaced.
The comments about the quality of the trees/shrubs that will be lost, made by this Applicant's tree person, are uniformly derogatory. The trees cannot be seen from surrounding public paths and highways, so the Community must ask the Council's Tree Officer - who will presumably be asked to comment by the Planning Officer - to confirm that these trees are of such low quality that they do not warrant replacement under BTRS. Reading the Tree report one is reminded of Mandy Rice-Davies' famous comment "He would say that, wouldn't he?"
If they are of reasonable quality then the number of replacement trees required will be estimated after measuring their girth. It is unlikely that space could be found on the remaining land, but the Community can always find space on public land within a mile without too much difficulty.