Application Details

Reference 20/06013/VC
Address 70 Princess Victoria Street Bristol BS8 4DD  
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Proposal T1 - Fraxinus excelsior - Fell due to extensive Ash dieback
Validated 14-12-20
Type Works to Trees in Conservation Areas
Status Decided
Determination Deadline 25-01-21
Decision Preservation Order NOT REQUIRED
Decision Issued 11-01-21
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

BTF response: NEUTRAL

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.

Public Comments

on 2021-01-05  

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 anexcuse to remove an unwanted tree. The Local Planning Authority should make it clear that, in theabsence 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 toremove it.

on 2021-01-05   OBJECT

The applicant has not provided any evidence or arboricultural report to support thestatement that the tree is suffering from Ash Dieback and is structurally unsound as a result.

In winter, it is hard to determine whether the tree is indeed suffering from dieback, unless thedamage is extreme. Thus it is not likely to be possible for the Arboricultural Officer to determinethe validity of this application

The applicant should resubmit with a proper report and accompanying photographs