|Address||66 Bath Buildings Bristol BS6 5PU
|Proposal||Sycamore (T1) Fell.|
|Type||Works to Trees in Conservation Areas|
|Neighbour Consultation Expiry||26-03-21|
|Decision||Preservation Order NOT REQUIRED|
|BCC Planning Portal||on Planning Portal|
|Public Comments||Supporters: 1 Objectors: 3 Total: 4|
|No. of Page Views||0|
|Comment analysis||Date of Submission|
|Nearby Trees||Within 200m|
|Whilst an application for tree works: works to trees subject to a tree preservation order (TPO) and/or notification of proposed works to trees in a conservation area under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 has been made, this tree does not appear to be protected by a TPO. Given its position alone, and under current legislation, it would probably not justify one.
Nonetheless, no reason is given why the tree should be removed. This alone should justify refusal of this application. Sadly, it will not, given that no reason is required for an application under s211 to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (the correct part of the Act to use in this context) even though the tree is notionally protected because it is growing in a conservation area.
All this despite the fact that it grows in a built-up urban area with very low tree cover, that the tree already provides both local neighbour visual amenity and, perhaps more importantly, valuable ecoservices within a short distance of one of the most polluting streets in the city.
None of these factors either can nor will have any influence of the eventual decision of the Planning Authority to remove this tree.
Nonetheless, we still object to its removal.