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17/01775/TCA | Work to trees (fell) | 15 Welford Road Shearsby Leicestershire LE17 6PE
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Parish Council/Meeting

Comment Date: Thu 23 Nov 2017

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Julie Webb

Comment Date: Thu 23 Nov 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 ash trees are situated in a relatively small rear garden/s. They are not easily visible from the main road and thus have little merit as a public visual amenity. Tree 1 is rather close to the house resulting in a risk of structural damage.

It is my view that the loss of the ash tree T1 is justified in respect of the reasons put forward in support of it.

I am not concerned that the proposed tree pruning or felling works will detract from the long term character of the conservation area or its enjoyment by members of the public.

On balance, it is my recommendation that it would not be in the public interest to serve a TPO in this case and that the removal and pruning works may be carried out as described in the accompanying paperwork.

Richard Jones MICFor, F Arbor A

For: RJ Tree Services Ltd
21 November 2017

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