Felling trees inside conservation area/greenbelt

Felling trees inside conservation area/greenbelt

Postby jdfi » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:52 pm

Hi,

No TPOs, but does conservation area or greenbelt status mean that permission is needed to prune trees (and fell others)?

I should really know this

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Re: Felling trees inside conservation area/greenbelt

Postby APC » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:00 pm

Unless certain exceptions apply, you need to give 6 weeks notice to the LPA before carrying out treeworks. Greenbelt gives no protection.
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Re: Felling trees inside conservation area/greenbelt

Postby jdfi » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:22 pm

APC wrote:Unless certain exceptions apply, you need to give 6 weeks notice to the LPA before carrying out treeworks. Greenbelt gives no protection.


Thanks for that
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Re: Felling trees inside conservation area/greenbelt

Postby raymilland » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:56 am

You should be able to find guidance on your local authority website. This is what I've extracted from mine under the heading "trees in conservation area"

The Town and Country Planning Act also makes special provision for the protection of trees within Conservation Areas that are not otherwise protected by a TPO. Six weeks prior written notice is required for works to trees in a Conservation Area. The details required with an application are the same as those outlined for trees affected by a TPO. The Council can then act in one of three ways

Either it can:

Make a Tree Preservation Order if this is justified and appropriate, or
Decide not to make a TPO and allow the six week period to expire at which point the works may proceed within the following 2 years, or
Decide not to make a TPO and inform the applicant that the works may proceed.
A site visit will be carried out and the Council will issue a letter setting out its decision. Most decisions are made without referral to a Planning and Development Committee. The Council cannot refuse consent, nor can it grant consent subject to conditions. This is because the notification procedure is not the same as an application for consent under a TPO.

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Re: Felling trees inside conservation area/greenbelt

Postby APC » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:41 am

Ideally, if the proposal is bonkers, the LPA should encourage the applicant to either amend their proposal to something acceptable or get them to withdraw it entirely to avoid being thrashed with the TPO.
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Re: Felling trees inside conservation area/greenbelt

Postby TO » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:16 am

From raymillands Council website.
raymilland wrote:The details required with an application are the same as those outlined for trees affected by a TPO.
Actually they aren't. But it is helpful if the information required for a TPO application is provided when submitting a S211 notice. Neither do you apply to work on trees in a conservation area, you serve notice.

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Re: Felling trees inside conservation area/greenbelt

Postby jdfi » Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:34 pm

raymilland wrote:You should be able to find guidance on your local authority website. This is what I've extracted from mine under the heading "trees in conservation area"

The Town and Country Planning Act also makes special provision for the protection of trees within Conservation Areas that are not otherwise protected by a TPO. Six weeks prior written notice is required for works to trees in a Conservation Area. The details required with an application are the same as those outlined for trees affected by a TPO. The Council can then act in one of three ways

Either it can:

Make a Tree Preservation Order if this is justified and appropriate, or
Decide not to make a TPO and allow the six week period to expire at which point the works may proceed within the following 2 years, or
Decide not to make a TPO and inform the applicant that the works may proceed.
A site visit will be carried out and the Council will issue a letter setting out its decision. Most decisions are made without referral to a Planning and Development Committee. The Council cannot refuse consent, nor can it grant consent subject to conditions. This is because the notification procedure is not the same as an application for consent under a TPO.



Does this include pruning? And any tree? Thanks all
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Re: Felling trees inside conservation area/greenbelt

Postby raymilland » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:14 pm

The Town and Country Planning Act also makes special provision for the protection of trees within Conservation Areas that are not otherwise protected by a TPO

I'd take that as all trees and for any kind of work.
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Re: Felling trees inside conservation area/greenbelt

Postby TO » Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:56 pm

jdfi wrote:Does this include pruning? And any tree? Thanks all
Yes. And pretty much so. However, small trees less than 75mm diameter measured at 1.5m above ground level are one of the exceptions that APC alludes to.
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