Application Details

Reference 20/06202/VC
Address Clifton High School College Road Clifton Bristol BS8 3JD  
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Proposal T10 - Holly-Fell. T12- Bay- Coppice. T20- Cherry- Fell.
Validated 22-12-20
Type Works to Trees in Conservation Areas
Status Decided
Neighbour Consultation Expiry 28-01-21
Determination Deadline 02-02-21
Decision Preservation Order NOT REQUIRED
Decision Issued 02-02-21
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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

The Decision:

Observations

Consultation complete; 2 objections have been received citing the trees contribution to the Clifton conservation area, green infrastructure and biodiversity locally. BCS 9 has been cited by the Tree Forum; this is a development management policy that does not have any influence on a 211 conservation area notification. The trees are located on the boundary between two sections of the main school site and can be partially seen from Clifton Park Road. The trees provide a moderate amenity as part of the wider line of trees but do not individually warrant a tree protection order to prevent their removal. Future development works are referenced within the supporting arboricultural documentation and the applicant has stated planning obligations mitigation will be provided at this time for T20. T20 has a stem diameter of 40cm and therefore 4 trees will be sought during this development process. A case note has been applied to the address to ensure mitigation is provided for the trees loss

Our Objection:

The Holly tree (T20) supports a wide range of wildlife, including some listed on Bristol's Priority Species list and recognised as of national importance. It is of particular importance as a winter food source.

A mitigation payment for the loss of the Holly tree is not acceptable.

This planning application must comply with the Bristol Tree Replacement Standard and policy BCS9 which states; "The integrity and connectivity of the strategic green infrastructure network will be maintained, protected and enhanced. Opportunities to extend the coverage and connectivity of the existing strategic green infrastructure network should be taken. Individual green assets should be retained wherever possible and integrated into new development. Loss of green infrastructure will only be acceptable where it is allowed for as part of an adopted Development Plan Document or is necessary, on balance, to achieve the policy aims of the Core Strategy. Appropriate mitigation of the lost green infrastructure assets will be required... Where development would have an impact on the Bristol Wildlife Network it should ensure that the integrity of the network is maintained or strengthened.

Under the Bristol Tree Replacement Standard, if felled, both the Holly Tree and the Cherry Tree should be replaced with trees of appropriate size and scale to mitigate the loss to the local biodiversity. The older the tree, the greater the support to local biodiversity, which means the re-planting of a tree of similar size and scale is all the more important in both cases.

Public Comments

on 2021-01-19   OBJECT

The Holly tree (T20) supports a wide range of wildlife, including some listed on Bristol'sPriority Species list and recognised as of national importance. It is of particular importance as awinter food source.

A mitigation payment for the loss of the Holly tree is not acceptable.

This planning application must comply with the Bristol Tree Replacement Standard and policyBCS9 which states; "The integrity and connectivity of the strategic green infrastructure network willbe maintained, protected and enhanced. Opportunities to extend the coverage and connectivity ofthe existing strategic green infrastructure network should be taken. Individual green assets shouldbe retained wherever possible and integrated into new development. Loss of green infrastructurewill only be acceptable where it is allowed for as part of an adopted Development Plan Documentor is necessary, on balance, to achieve the policy aims of the Core Strategy. Appropriatemitigation of the lost green infrastructure assets will be required... Where development would havean impact on the Bristol Wildlife Network it should ensure that the integrity of the network ismaintained or strengthened.

Under the Bristol Tree Replacement Standard, if felled, both the Holly Tree and the Cherry Treeshould be replaced with trees of appropriate size and scale to mitigate the loss to the localbiodiversity. The older the tree, the greater the support to local biodiversity, which means the re-planting of a tree of similar size and scale is all the more important in both cases.