|Address||1 Whytes Close Bristol BS9 3HU
|Proposal||Construction of a new two storey four bedroom detached dwelling with on site parking and associated works.|
|Neighbour Consultation Expiry||15-03-21|
|Standard Consultation Expiry||11-03-21|
|BCC Planning Portal||on Planning Portal|
|Public Comments||Supporters: 0 Objectors: 23 Unstated: 1 Total: 24|
|No. of Page Views||0|
|Comment analysis||Date of Submission|
|Nearby Trees||Within 200m|
I note in this latest application for development on this site that the felling of trees prior to the first application for development is described. These fellings were very obvious to everyone, and were remarked upon by commentators including me when the first application was under consideration.
I note in the Arboricultural report that the calculation for BTRS means that ten replacement trees will need to be planted. According to planning policy these should be planted either on site, or within a mile of the development on public land.
"Mitigation for the tree losses is proposed through the planting of ten replacement trees, in accordance with the BTRS liability along with hedges and shrubs. landscape planting scheme to be submitted separately to this report for the approval of Bristol City Council."
No landscape plan is submitted with this Application. Presumably that will follow should permission be granted.
I am a just little concerned about the wording of the paragraph in the Arboricultural report. I hope it does not suggest that hedges and shrubs planted in such garden space as might remain could/would be regarded as such mitigation for tree loss. The Bristol Tree Forum had a lengthy debate with Bristol City Council planners about hedging as mitigation for tree loss, and the Council has agreed that domestic hedging does not mitigate for tree loss. Thus the community would expect to see decent sized trees planted on site, or on public land locally, to mitigate for the loss to the environment cause by these tree fellings.