|Address||34 Mariners Drive Bristol BS9 1QG
|Proposal||Western Red Cedar - Fell|
|Type||Works to Trees in Conservation Areas|
|Neighbour Consultation Expiry||26-04-21|
|Decision||Preservation Order NOT REQUIRED|
|BCC Planning Portal||on Planning Portal|
|Public Comments||Supporters: 0 Objectors: 1 Total: 1|
|No. of Page Views||0|
|Comment analysis||Date of Submission|
|Nearby Trees||Within 200m|
|I do not think that this is a proper application. It should not have been accepted and then validated.
It is an Application to fell a tree in a Conservation Area.
Trees in Conservation Areas are important - some times a Conservation Area has been made a Conservation Area because of its sylvan characteristics and that is true of the Sneyd Park Conservation Area - its wooded nature is one of its characteristics.
(The only way to prevent a tree in a CA from being felled is to make it the subject of a Tree Preservation Order.)
This Application has not been submitted on a "proper" Application Form - rather an e mail with a sketch plan showing where the tree is growing and allegations that the tree is causing damage to the house and drains.
The standard form for a /VC Application has a very important question - Question No 4 asks about the condition of the tree, and asks specifically if there are suggestions of damage caused by the tree. If there are such allegations then an accompanying engineer's or surveyor's report is requested. There is no Application Form shown on the Portal, and, while that does happen and is sometimes accepted by BCC, there is no report from a qualified person showing that the tree is to blame for any alleged damage. The AO cannot determine this Application properly without such a report as he/she is unlikely to be a qualified surveyor or engineer in addition to the necessary Arboricultural qualifications , so to ask him/her to make that determination is unfair.