|Address||32 Greenacres Rayleigh Road Bristol BS9 2AX
|Proposal||T8 - Oak, T9 Oak - Fell|
|Type||Tree Preservation Order|
|BCC Planning Portal||on Planning Portal|
|Public Comments||Supporters: 0 Objectors: 4 Total: 4|
|No. of Page Views||0|
|Comment analysis||Date of Submission|
|Nearby Trees||Within 200m|
It is not easy to sort out the tree numbering and make it match the plans and photo..
In the Application Form: "T8 - Oak, T9 Oak & T10 Field Maple - trees growing in close proximity to flats & garages apparently causing building cracks Fell trees to ground level."
I know that the same trees are numbered differently in different drawings/plans/photos. But still I cannot make the TPO plan and the arborists photograph "add up".
In the aerial photograph submitted by Arborista T8 T9 and T10 are between garages and one of the apartment blocks.
On the TPO 1064 Plan two trees are shown between the same buildings, so only 2 have a TPO.
- T1 an Oak and T2 a Maple.
T8 (Arborista) is an Oak, so is this T1 on the TPO plan?
T9 (Arborista) is an Oak, so is this not a TPO tree?
T10 (Arborista) is a Maple, so is this T2 on the TPO plan?
No doubt the AO will sort this out.
But the Arborista report does not recommend felling of any of them..
T8 - an Oak - Fair condition. Monitor
T9 - an Oak - Good condition - end weight reduction. Life expectancy 40+ years.
T10 - a Maple - Fair condition. Monitor. Life expectancy 40+ years
The comment in the Application Form would be amusing if it was not so sad. These flats were built in 1964/1965. Rather than "trees growing in close proximity to flats & garages" I would say "Buildings erected far too close to trees to enable their long-term survival". Oak trees can live 1000 years, Field Maples can live 350 years. It is possible, even likely, that these trees were there first, so what were Planners doing permitting such things to happen? If the buildings were there first - who put an oak tree/two oak trees between a block of flats and a block of apartments?
These are TPO trees. Do they really have to be felled? If they do - it is not stated in the report but seems to be suggested for the safety of the garages - then please condition their replacement.
It is said they are causing the cracks in the garages. This question on the Application Form has been answered in the affirmative " 2. Alleged damage to property - e.g. subsidence or damage to drains or drives. Yes/No
If Yes, you are required to provide for:
- Subsidence: A report by an engineer or surveyor (to include a description of damage, vegetation, monitoring data, soil, roots and repair proposals) and a report from an arboriculturist to support the tree work proposals.
- Other structural damage (e.g. drains walls and hard surfaces): Written technical evidence from an appropriate expert, including description of damage and possible solutions."
No such report is provided with this Application.
These are trees and we need every one we have got. These are TPO trees - please do not dismiss them so lightly.
The accompanying tree report does not recommend felling.
The report that might recommend felling - the engineer's subsidence report - is not in evidence.