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Question for tree experts

Post by stufe35 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:04 pm

How does a tree come to have a TPO on it ?

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Re: Question for tree experts

Post by TO » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:42 am

Hi
stufe35 wrote:How does a tree come to have a TPO on it ?
Because the local planning authority consider it expedient in the interests of amenity.

http://planningguidance.planningportal. ... s-general/

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Re: Question for tree experts

Post by MacadamB53 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:44 am

Hi TO,

how is that decision made if said tree is on private land and surrounded by private land?
(does the officer have authority to door knock and demand access?)
(does the officer have to even see the tree?)

what happens if a private landowner requests as TPO on a tree they own?

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Re: Question for tree experts

Post by COGGY » Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:55 pm

Do all trees within a garden in a conservation area have a TPO? How is it possible to find out?

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Re: Question for tree experts

Post by MacadamB53 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:04 pm

COGGY wrote:Do all trees within a garden in a conservation area have a TPO? How is it possible to find out?

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Coggy
Hi COGGY,

I'm not an expert but I think work on any tree of a certain size requires authorisation if it's in a CA.
The tree could then be given a TPO to narrow the scope of what work can be done.

So all trees in a CA don't have a TPO, and I suspect (experts correct me if I'm wrong) that a TPO will only be given if the proposed work will effect amenity.

Kind regards, Mac

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Re: Question for tree experts

Post by TO » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:58 pm

Hi
MacadamB53 wrote:how is that decision made if said tree is on private land and surrounded by private land?
Usually the local planning authority will become aware of a threat to the tree; proposed development, notification to work on a tree in a conservation area, concerned member of the public, local plan land allocation, TPO review. The Tree Officer will have a look and assess the tree, and ask themselves is it expedient in the interest of amenity.
MacadamB53 wrote:does the officer have authority to door knock and demand access?
Yes. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1990/8/section/214B
MacadamB53 wrote:does the officer have to even see the tree?
No. An emergency Order could be made without even seeing the trees to give the local planning authority time to do a proper survey and protect those trees that are worth it.
MacadamB53 wrote:what happens if a private landowner requests as TPO on a tree they own?
They should ask themselves is it expedient in the interest of amenity.

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Re: Question for tree experts

Post by stufe35 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:04 pm

TO. Could you have a look at the row issue by Anne involving a tree with a TPO that has been allowed to grow on the route of the row and give your thoughts ?

Cheers Stu

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Re: Question for tree experts

Post by MacadamB53 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:27 pm

stufe35 wrote:TO. Could you have a look at the row issue by Anne involving a tree with a TPO that has been allowed to grow on the route of the row and give your thoughts ?

Cheers Stu
http://www.gardenlaw.co.uk/phpBB2/viewt ... =8&t=19245

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