|Address||70 Princess Victoria Street Bristol BS8 4DD
|Proposal||T1 - Fraxinus excelsior - Fell due to extensive Ash dieback|
|Type||Works to Trees in Conservation Areas|
|Decision||Preservation Order NOT REQUIRED|
|BCC Planning Portal||BCC Planning Portal|
|Public Comments||Supporters: 0 Objectors: 1 Unstated: 1 Total: 2|
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|Comment analysis||Date of Submission|
|Nearby Trees||Within 200m|
No expert evidence has been submitted that this Ash is infected with Ash Dieback (ADB) or that there is a health and safety risk arising if it is.
Too often recently allegations of the presence (or even the threat) of ADB are being used as an excuse to remove an unwanted tree. The Local Planning Authority should make it clear that, in the absence of such evidence, applications such as these will be refused.
In any event, the applicant should be encouraged to replace the tree if they are permitted to remove it.