Application Details

Reference 20/05668/VP
Address 1 Julian Close Bristol BS9 1JX  
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Proposal Sycamore (T5) Fell TPO 1060.
Validated 25-11-20
Type Tree Preservation Order
Status Decided
Neighbour Consultation Expiry 23-12-20
Determination Deadline 20-01-21
Decision REFUSED
Decision Issued 25-01-21
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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

Refused:

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. 

Our Objection:

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.

Public Comments

on 2020-12-14   OBJECT

I have watched over the years as the plot associated with this property is beinggradually denuded of trees. Some applications have been permitted but some, fortunately, havenot. The edge of Julian Road and its leafy character should be maintained according to the AOreport 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 amajor draw for people to purchase property there - and make sure that this Conservation Areawould not be adversely affected if this application was granted. We rely on his/her expertise, butthe health of the trees should be a major factor, and not tidiness.Thanks