Application Details

Reference 20/05387/VP
Address Stoke Lodge Sports Ground Shirehampton Road Sea Mills Bristol  
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Proposal T11 Oak - Fell dead tree. TPO 1192
Validated 11-11-20
Type Tree Preservation Order
Status Decided
Determination Deadline 06-01-21
Decision REFUSED
Decision Issued 06-01-21
BCC Planning Portal BCC Planning Portal
Public Comments Supporters: 17 Objectors: 0    Total: 17
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Comment analysis Map   Date of Submission
Nearby Trees Within 200m

BTF response: SUPPORT

Decision

Although our application was refused, the tree will be replaed anyway

I refer to the above application relating to the following works:-

T11 Oak - Fell dead tree. TPO 1192

The application was determined on 6 January 2021 under authority delegated by the council.

Consent for the proposal(s) is REFUSED for the following reason(s):-

1 Reason for refusal: This application is refused as the tree removal and replacement has been covered by an approved application (20/05776/VP).

See 20/05776/VP - https://pa.bristol.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=QKNW7GDNH4500. Application granted as follows:

Replacement Tree following felling of TPO Tree T11 - TPO 1192 A replacement tree shall be species Quercus Spp. and shall be planted within the first available planting season following the felling of the TPO tree hereby approved. The tree should be a minimum 12-14cm girth, and shall be planted in a suitable position within five metres of the original position of the removed tree in order to provide suitable replacement amenity value for the surrounding areas. The tree is to be suitably protected, maintained and watered to ensure successful establishment. Photographic evidence of the planting to be submitted to Bristol City Council Planning Department via email to:

development.management@bristol.gov.uk clearly stating application No 20/05776/VP. If the newly planted tree dies or fails to establish it will be replaced with a tree of the same species and specification until it is properly established and reaches a girth of 30cm's. Reason - To ensure the character of the conservation area is retained and that trees of value, which contribute to the character of the area, are successfully established. 

Our Comments

Our primary purpose is to replace the dead tree with a living one. This Pedunculate Oak tree has been dead for many years and needs to be replaced.

Because it has a Tree Preservation Order (TPO), it will need to be replaced in accordance with S206 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

Although the owner of the land is obliged to plant another tree of an appropriate size and species at the same place as soon as they reasonably can, Bristol Tree Forum is happy to pay for the cost of its replacement.

Public Comments

on 2020-11-25   SUPPORT

I fully support the plan to remove the dead tree and replace it. We need all the trees thatwe can get!!

on 2020-11-25   SUPPORT

As the tree is already dead and I understand that the Bristol Tree Forum are offering toplant a replacement, I fully support the application. Bearing in mind Bristol City Council's ambitionsto be a "green" capital, any initiative in planting trees must surely be a good thing especially if theidea is to replace a dead tree that had a TPO on it..

on 2020-11-25   SUPPORT

I fully support this welcome offer by the Bristol Tree Forum to replace this dead oak treeby a new oak tree. Since it is protected by a Tree Preservation Order there is a legal duty for thedead tree to be replaced, and an oak is a most appropriate species. Its location in the corner of thegrounds away from playing pitches is most suitable too. This re-planting will ensure that the tree'samenity value will continue at no cost to the Council.

on 2020-11-24   SUPPORT

I fully support Bristol Tree Forum's proposal to fell this long-dead oak and replace it witha healthy young specimen. The tree, had it survived, was expected increasingly to contribute tothe amenity and character of the beautiful setting of Stoke Lodge. Hence its TPO. This part of thegrounds is not suitable for sport, or ever used for it, and the TPO requires a replacement tree inthe same position.It will greatly improve this otherwise attractive corner to lose the sad sight of the dead tree andacquire a live one. After so long, it would be good to avoid further delay in order to take advantageof this winter's planting season.I hope BCC will welcome BTF's generous and practical offer and approve this application.

on 2020-11-24   SUPPORT

I am writing to support the removal of a dead Oak tree on the understanding that it isreplaced in the same spot by a new Oak tree, as offered by the Bristol Tree Forum. It would belovely for the local children to watch it grown over the years and be able to say to their children,this tree was small when we were small and now look how tall it is! This would be very educationalin making the children realise how an Oak tree can grown from an acorn into a huge tree, and thebenefits of trees.

on 2020-11-22   SUPPORT

I fully support the felling and replacement of the dead oak tree. It will ensure that thebeautiful landscape around Stoke Lodge is maintained into the future.

on 2020-11-22   SUPPORT

The existing TPO tree is dead and should be replaced, not least to preserve thecharacter of Stoke Lodge which is much loved by local residents and provides an outdoor spacefor the local community - critical to mental health in the current pandemic and lockdown. I supportBristol Tree Forum's application.

on 2020-11-22   SUPPORT

How can one not support the removal of a dead tree which is in a suitable location, andthe replacement of it with a new one, plus the assurance of caring for it.

on 2020-11-21   SUPPORT

I fully support the proposal of the BTF for the felling of the dead oak and the planting ofa replacement oak tree in this location. Full marks to the Bristol Tree Forum and our TreeChampion for putting this application forward and funding it. The dead tree left standing is of nouse to anybody and could eventually be a danger if it snaps and falls over in a high wind, but anew oak tree here will benefit future generations and eventually look as beautiful as the othervenerable ones on Stoke Lodge Parkland. It should have been replaced long ago.I urge the planning committee to approve this application and enable the work to commence assoon as possible in the current planting season. I cannot see any reason whatsoever that theplanning committee could refuse the offer to pay for the work.

on 2020-11-21   SUPPORT

I unreservedly support this application by Bristol Tree Forum to fund a replacement for aTPO Oak tree at Stoke Lodge that has sadly died with another Oak tree. Oak trees are long livingtrees supporting an array of wildlife and hold a special place in English culture.The site where the replacement tree would be planted is not in any way a problem as sports arenot played near there and, in any case, a protected tree which has dies has to be replaced.It is very generous and far sighted of Bristol Tree Forum to take this initiative which will benefitgenerations to come.I urge the planning department to approve this application.

on 2020-11-19   SUPPORT

It would be really great to have a healthy tree planted.

on 2020-11-19   SUPPORT

As the local Tree Champion on the Bristol Tree Forum I am part of this Application. Ialso live locally and have been a keen watcher of all things trees on Stoke Lodge Parkland forover 10 years.I support this Application. I have been waiting for BCC to replace this TPO tree ever since it died.But it seems not to be happening yet so the BTF has stepped forward.It is not clear in the Application documents, but the BTF proposes to fund the replacement of thistree.This is the first day that this Application has bene "live". It is likely that I will have a furthercomment to make.

on 2020-11-19   SUPPORT

I welcome this BTF endeavour because this is actually a TPO replacement tree thatdied some time ago and should have been exchanged at the time but has languished, unloved asparts of the tree habitually drop off and is now, a health hazard.

on 2020-11-19   SUPPORT

I support the proposal from the Bristol Tree forum to replace this dead Pedunculate Oakwith a living tree at their own cost - a commonsense approach as it kindly releases the landownerfrom their commitment to do so

on 2020-11-19   SUPPORT

A welcome initiative by BTF to replace the dead replacement TPO tree.

on 2020-11-19   SUPPORT

I fully support this application to replace a TPO oak that has unfortunately died, and tofund its replacement.

It is in a corner of the field that is not needed or used for sport and so is in an ideal spot; itsreplacement with another appropriate specimen would be really welcome and in keeping with thehistoric setting of the listed building to which this land attaches.

on 2020-11-19   SUPPORT

I fully support the replacement of this dead tree in the South East Corner of StokeLodge Parkland, with a living specimen is of major importance to the area. The dead tree has aTree Preservation Order on it and as such has to be replaced. I believe that Bristol Tree Forum iswilling to fund the cost of a suitably sized Oak tree to replace this dead tree. The coming plantingseason is the ideal time to replace this. Any replacement would not in any way impinge on anysporting activities taking place currently or in the future.