Application Details

Reference 21/02159/VC
Address 35 Durdham Park Bristol BS6 6XF  
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Proposal Lime (C on plan) - Fell.
Validated 19-04-21
Type Works to Trees in Conservation Areas
Status Decided
Neighbour Consultation Expiry 19-05-21
Determination Deadline 31-05-21
Decision Preservation Order NOT REQUIRED
Decision Issued 02-06-21
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Public Comments Supporters: 0 Objectors: 1    Total: 1
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Comment analysis   Date of Submission
Nearby Trees Within 200m

BTF response: OBJECT

Recommendation submitted 19-05-21

The reasons given for the proposed tree work in a conservation area are not supported by the evidence. I have closely examined the wall supposedly suffering damage, and there is none as far as I can determine. There are no cracks and no crumbling masonry. Indeed, there is a gap between the tree and the undamaged wall. The applicants have provided no evidence or structural report of the damage. The post box is fully 4 metres from this modestly sized tree and is not under any threat of damage. I suspect that this tree is an inconvenience rather than a genuine problem. Unless clear evidence of the alleged damage is provided, this application should be refused on the basis that it is sited in a conservation area and to remove it would be contrary to planning policy protecting green infrastructure, as well as the Council's declarations on climate and ecology, and its commitment to doubling the tree canopy.

The tree itself is a mature, heavily pollarded lime tree. It provides significant visual amenity to neighbours and the many pedestrians using the crossing point from Durdham Park to the Downs. Though small in stature, due to the pollarding, this tree contributes significantly to the character of the area. Being mature and with vigorous foliage it provides valuable habitat for wildlife, in particular nesting birds and mammals, in particular as part of the wildlife corridor from the Downs into Redland.

As well as being in a conservation area, the tree is sited in the West of England Nature Partnerships nature recovery network, being part of the Woodland Strategic Network (https://awt.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=5cc11efcac3e448aa7e9ef2067b571a1).

Public Comments

Dr John Tarlton  OBJECT

The reasons given for the proposed tree work in a conservation area are not supportedby the evidence. I have closely examined the wall supposedly suffering damage, and there is noneas far as I can determine. There are no cracks and no crumbling masonry. Indeed, there is a gapbetween the tree and the undamaged wall. The applicants have provided no evidence or structuralreport of the damage. The post box is fully 4 metres from this modestly sized tree and is not underany threat of damage. I suspect that this tree is an inconvenience rather than a genuine problem.Unless clear evidence of the alleged damage is provided, this application should be refused on thebasis that it is sited in a conservation area and to remove it would be contrary to planning policyprotecting green infrastructure, as well as the Councils declarations on climate and ecology, andits commitment to doubling the tree canopy.

The tree itself is a mature, heavily pollarded lime tree. It provides significant visual amenity toneighbours and the many pedestrians using the crossing point from Durdham Park to the Downs.Though small in stature, due to the pollarding, this tree contributes significantly to the character ofthe area. Being mature and with vigorous foliage it provides valuable habitat for wildlife, inparticular nesting birds and mammals, in particular as part of the wildlife corridor from the Downsinto Redland.

As well as being in a conservation area, the tree is sited in the West of England NaturePartnerships nature recovery network, being part of the Woodland Strategic Network(https://awt.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=5cc11efcac3e448aa7e9ef2067b571a1).