Leylandii in conservation area

Leylandii in conservation area

Postby raymilland » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:29 pm

my neighbours and I have agreed to cut down a row of 8 leylandii, ranging from approx 3 - 6 metres in height, growing on their side of the boundary between our gardens. We are in a conservation area so I am wondering if we need to seek permission from our local council planning authority?

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Re: Leylandii in conservation area

Postby MacadamB53 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:38 pm

Hi Ray,

The easiest way to find out is to give them a call.

Kind regards, Mac
PS how thick are the trunks?
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Re: Leylandii in conservation area

Postby raymilland » Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:28 pm

circumferences range from 30 - 90cm
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Re: Leylandii in conservation area

Postby MacadamB53 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:06 pm

raymilland wrote:circumferences range from 30 - 90cm

Hi ray,

My understanding is you won't need permission if these measurements were made at 1.5m from the ground.

Best call you council just to check though.

Kind regards, Mac
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Re: Leylandii in conservation area

Postby TO » Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:14 pm

Hi

MacadamB53 wrote:
raymilland wrote:circumferences range from 30 - 90cm

Hi ray,
My understanding is you won't need permission if these measurements were made at 1.5m from the ground.
Best call you council just to check though.
Kind regards, Mac


You need consent to work on trees where the diameter is greater than 75mm at 1.5m above ground level. A circumference of 90cm = diameter of 280mm, a circumference of 30cm = a diameter of 90 mm.

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Re: Leylandii in conservation area

Postby MacadamB53 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:34 pm

TO wrote:Hi

MacadamB53 wrote:
raymilland wrote:circumferences range from 30 - 90cm

Hi ray,
My understanding is you won't need permission if these measurements were made at 1.5m from the ground.
Best call you council just to check though.
Kind regards, Mac


You need consent to work on trees where the diameter is greater than 75mm at 1.5m above ground level. A circumference of 90cm = diameter of 280mm, a circumference of 30cm = a diameter of 90 mm.

TO

Hi ray,

TO is right - I made a booboo with my calcs :oops:
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Re: Leylandii in conservation area

Postby raymilland » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:00 pm

The council tree officer has replied saying that in a conservation area written consent would normally be required however he considers them to constitute a hedge so no prior consent is required in this case.

"I can confirm that the Leylandii SPP trees in your attached photo are not protected by the TPO and are not protected by virtue of their location within the Conservation Area as they are exempt from the legislation (because they are considered to be a hedge). For the avoidance of doubt however all individual trees in a Conservation area 7.5cm in diameter and above no matter what the species are protected"

Mac - I think the equation is d=c/pi

thanks for the responses
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Re: Leylandii in conservation area

Postby Sudynim » Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:35 pm

TO wrote:You need consent to work on trees where the diameter is greater than 75mm at 1.5m above ground level.


3 inches? Flipping heck, round here we have dandelions with thicker stems than that.
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