|Address||1 Julian Close Bristol BS9 1JX
|Proposal||Sycamore (T5) Fell TPO 1060.|
|Type||Tree Preservation Order|
|Neighbour Consultation Expiry||23-12-20|
|BCC Planning Portal||on Planning Portal|
|Public Comments||Supporters: 0 Objectors: 1 Total: 1|
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|Comment analysis||Date of Submission|
|Nearby Trees||Within 200m|
Observations Consultation complete; one objection to the leafy character of the area getting denuded gradually. The subject Sycamore is an early mature tree situated on Julian road, clearly visible from the public realm. The tree is surrounded by other TPO'd trees. No evidence has been provided to us that the subject tree is in any form of decline or has structural defects. The reason for removal is to allow the neighbouring oak to flourish. The neighbouring oak has a very asymmetric canopy, mostly leaning towards Julian road; this poor form is due to the subject Sycamore outcompeting the oak for light. The sycamore has dominated this competition causing the oak to attempt to manoeuvre around the sycamore. I do not believe the removal of the sycamore will enable to Oak to recover from such an asymmetric canopy. The loss of this sycamore will negatively impact the amenity value of the surrounding area. This application to fell is refused.
I have watched over the years as the plot associated with this property is being gradually denuded of trees. Some applications have been permitted but some, fortunately, have not. The edge of Julian Road and its leafy character should be maintained according to the AO report when Holly, Yew, oak and Sycamore were under threat in 2012.
I would ask the AO to consider again the amenity of this area, its sylvan appearance - which is a major draw for people to purchase property there - and make sure that this Conservation Area would not be adversely affected if this application was granted. We rely on his/her expertise, but the health of the trees should be a major factor, and not tidiness.