|Address||16 Clyde Road Redland Bristol BS6 6RP
|Proposal||T1 (Yew) - Fell. T2 (Magnolia) - Fell.T3 (Cypress) - Fell. T4 (Yew) - Fell. T5 (Yew) - Fell. T6 (Holly) - Fell. T7 (Silver Birch) - thinning the crown by 10% and taking a maxium of 2- 2.5 m off to reduce weight.|
|Type||Works to Trees in Conservation Areas|
|Neighbour Consultation Expiry||17-11-21|
|BCC Planning Portal||on Planning Portal|
|Public Comments||Supporters: 1 Objectors: 12 Unstated: 2 Total: 15|
|No. of Page Views||0|
|Comment analysis||Date of Submission|
|Nearby Trees||Within 200m|
Comment:I am suspicious that this tree wipe out is really part of a development application.
There is a truly splendid Copper Beech tree in the garden - the subject of a TPO. This would be virtually the only tree surviving if this application is granted. There was an application to fell this Beech tree in 2016 which was refused, then the Appeal against that refusal was dismissed - so fortunately we still see the tree and it continues to benefit our environment. It was granted the TPO in 2015 as there was an application to fell it then. One clue is that the plan showing the siting of the trees for removal is a Design/Architect's plan - clearly prepared for another purpose.
Another clue is that there are Design and Build notices everywhere and many builders' vans parked around - and a Portaloo in the front garden. If this tree removal is to facilitate a development, then BTRS should apply and I'd like the Planning Officer to factor that in please if consent is given to fell some or all of these trees. However 20/03330/CP is the application (granted) to restore the property as a single dwelling from two flats. Presumably that it what is happening at present. There is no mention of trees in that Application, and nor does the Plan showing the trees that is submitted with this current application, appear as part of 20/03330/CP. BTRS seems to have no status with PD, but these trees were not mentioned in the CP Application. Maybe the removal of these trees is something to do with future applications or future works? I am surprised in our current climate and environment crises that anyone applies to fell a tree that is not dying or diseased. But there we are.
We have not seen an Arboricultural report accompanying this Application, but with a S211 Notice there is no obligation to provide a report, or provide a reason for a felling, or provide replacements for the trees. These are serious deficiencies in our legislation, but we have to live with what we have got. In order to be "saved" from the woodman's axe in a Conservation Area a tree has to merit a TPO. One of the many criteria for the scoring system is that the tree has to be a reasonable specimen. It will be the judgement of the BCC AO whether any of these trees can escape the chainsaw. If off street parking spaces appear in the front garden, should these trees be felled, followed by a dropped kerb application, then BTRS should be applied, even retrospectively. The Silver Birch seems very open and not in the way of anything. It has had crown reductions (thinning) before. Could it cope with more and survive? That too will depend upon the expert opinion of the AO.