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17/00473/TCA | Works to trees (fell) | Tall Trees Mill Lane Shearsby Leicestershire LE17 6PW
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Julie Webb

Comment Date: Sun 23 Apr 2017

In the case of a section 211 works to trees in a conservation area notice, there is only 1 of 2 options for the Local Planning Authority (LPA). Allow the works to go ahead as described in the accompanying paperwork or serve a Tree Preservation Order (TPO). This prevents any works being carried out without the express written consent of the LPA.

LPA¿s must be able to show that a reasonable degree of public benefit would accrue before TPOs are made or confirmed and it should be in the interests of public amenity.

It is not possible to refuse or grant consent to a works to trees in a conservation area notice or apply a condition to a decision.

The trees are situated away from the road frontage. They may not be easily viewed in their entirety from the adjacent public road and surrounding properties and thus have a limited degree of merit as a public visual amenity.

Leyland cypress trees are exotic species that are not in keeping with the rural nature of the locaility.

I am not concerned that the proposed pruning and removal works will detract from the broad character of the conservation area or its enjoyment by members of the public.

On the basis of the above, it is my recommendation that it would not be appropriate to serve a TPO in this case and that the works may be carried out as described in the accompanying paperwork.

Richard Jones MICFor, F Arbor A

For: Tree Officer Outsourcing UK Ltd
23 April 2017

Parish Council/Meeting

Comment Date: Fri 21 Apr 2017

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