Application Details

Reference 21/00190/VC
Address Jhoots Pharmacy Westbury On Trym Primary Care Centre Westbury Hill Bristol BS9 3AA  
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Proposal T1 - Fraxinus excelsior - Fell.
Validated 15-01-21
Type Works to Trees in Conservation Areas
Status Decided
Determination Deadline 26-02-21
Decision Preservation Order NOT REQUIRED
Decision Issued 18-03-21
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Public Comments Supporters: 1 Objectors: 2    Total: 3
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Comment analysis   Date of Submission
Nearby Trees Within 200m

BTF response: OBJECT

This is a prominent tree in a Conservation Area.
The immediate area is very built up and not always attractively so, with rear entrances to commercial premises in full view and a large, always full, car park.
So the tree softens the scene - improving it considerably.
It is an Ash and may be lost at some time in the future. But if it is not diseased now then it should stay. In fact national policy says that Ash trees, even with ADB, should only be felled if they are a danger. If this policy of chopping down Ash trees "just in case" was adopted more generally, then 20% of the UK tree stock would have to go immediately. Instead the Applicant might consider "succession planting" of a tree of a different species nearby, rather than fell this one?
It just might be one that is resistant to ADB.

Public Comments

on 2021-03-07   SUPPORT

This tree directly overhangs my property.Since moving to this address in July 2020 Ihave already had to remove a number of branches that have fallen into my garden-some of whichcould have caused considerable injuries.A number of branches have been damaged in the highwinds of last autumn/winter and are hanging precariously over my garden and the adjacentcommercial property.Whether the final decision is to fell or carry out substantial pruning,it needs to be decided andacted upon with all haste.

on 2021-02-04   OBJECT

I agree that this particular tree has suffered from neglect and has lacked any TLC over the recentpast.

However, it does provide a small oasis of green in an otherwise rather barren area in a well-usedarea of Westbury's Conservation Area.

I would suggest that felling this tree is a bit "overkill" and it should, therefore, be subject to somejudicious pruning and retained for posterity.

Retention of existing trees is currently supported in NPPF proposals for existing trees to beretained wherever possible.

on 2021-01-28   OBJECT

This is a prominent tree in a Conservation Area.The immediate area is very built up and not always attractively so, with rear entrances tocommercial premises in full view and a large, always full, car park.So the tree softens the scene - improving it considerably.It is an Ash and may be lost at some time in the future. But if it is not diseased now then it shouldstay. In fact national policy says that Ash trees, even with ADB, should only be felled if they are adanger. If this policy of chopping down Ash trees "just in case" was adopted more generally, then20% of the UK tree stock would have to go immediately. Instead the Applicant might consider"succession planting" of a tree of a different species nearby, rather than fell this one?It just might be one that is resistant to ADB.