|Address||20 Julian Road Bristol BS9 1LB
|Proposal||T1 Hornbeam - Fell|
|Type||Works to Trees in Conservation Areas|
|Neighbour Consultation Expiry||02-04-21|
|BCC Planning Portal||on Planning Portal|
|Public Comments||Supporters: 1 Objectors: 7 Total: 8|
|No. of Page Views||0|
|Comment analysis||Date of Submission|
|Nearby Trees||Within 200m|
A mature tree is just about one of the most important things in a city.
A tree in a Conservation Area is one of the attributes of a Conservation Area. So no tree, least of all a mature tree in a Conservation Area, should be felled without detailed consideration.
We need evidence that the harms done by this tree are true.
The Application Form for the felling of a tree in a Conservation Area (there is not one here) asks, if structural damage is alleged, for evidence from a structural engineer to confirm that. Where is the proper Application Form and where is the evidence from a structural engineer following upon his/her investigation of the alleged damage?
If the tree has had to be trimmed for the safe passage of buses, as the tree is in a Conservation Area, there would have been prior applications to work on the tree for that reason.
The tree has had work done to it in 2015 and 1994.
The app form in 2015 gave no reason for the work at all. The section on description of works was not filled in. There was no mention of buses, just the need (in the AO report) to reduce the size of the tree. We see no evidence that this tree has had work done to it for the safe passage of buses. If that is required now then that could be done hopefully without losing the tree?
This application seems not to take into account the importance of the tree. Other ways of managing it should be explored please.