Application Details

Reference 21/03716/VC
Address 7 Southfield Road Westbury Bristol BS9 3BG  
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Proposal T1 Lawson Cypress- Fell. T2, 3 4,5,6 - Leylandii trees - reduction in height by 30%.
Validated 07-07-21
Type Works to Trees in Conservation Areas
Status Decided
Neighbour Consultation Expiry 09-08-21
Determination Deadline 17-08-21
Decision Preservation Order NOT REQUIRED
Decision Issued 10-08-21
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Public Comments Supporters: 1 Objectors: 1    Total: 2
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Comment analysis   Date of Submission
Nearby Trees Within 200m

BTF response: OBJECT

This is a significant tree in the street, with considerable visual impact and a major contribution to the character and amenity of the local area.
There are allegations that it is causing damage. Is the Tree Officer able to confirm this? Are there remedies other than felling it?
Gateposts and driveways can be rebuilt and repaired and tree roots accommodated - trees take a long time to grow.

Public Comments

on 2021-08-02   SUPPORT

The T1 Lawson Cypress needs to be felled. Not only is it damaging the driveway andgatepost of No.7, the roots of this tree have caused damage to the main sewer drain from myhouse, No. 5.The roots of this tree are at the level of my main drain. I notified the owner of No.7 some time agothat the roots of this tree had penetrated the drain, causing blockage and back flow of water duringstorms. As a result of the damage, parts of the drain are now broken. I have been waiting forremoval of this tree in order that my drain can be repaired.

The person who has objected to this application does not live in Southfield Road. This is not asignificant tree and there are many superior trees in neighbouring gardens and along either side ofthe road. Removal of a tree causing damage will not have a major impact on the environment.I should point out that a tree was recently removed from the back garden of a house across theroad without any good reason. It has been replaced by a parking area which is unused.

on 2021-07-26   OBJECT

This is a significant tree in the street, with considerable visual impact and a majorcontribution to the character and amenity of the local area.There are allegations that it is causing damage. Is the Tree Officer able to confirm this? Are thereremedies other than felling it?Gateposts and driveways can be rebuilt and repaired and tree roots accommodated - trees take along time to grow.