|1.||TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (TREE PRESERVATION)(ENGLAND) REGULATIONS 2012
TREE PRESERVATION ORDER No. No.1 1965
TREES AT Elmhurst Court Estate, Gorleston GREAT YARMOUTH NR31 9BB
Application Reference Number: 06/22/0031/TRE
I refer to your application of 11 January 2022 under the above Tree Preservation Order for consent to carry out the following work:
The Borough Council have considered your application and have decided to grant the following consent:
Proposed felling of
Fell trees T2, T10, T18, T34, and T37. Various works to remaining trees to reduce crown heights, deadwood and overhanging branches
Various works to T9, T11, T19, T27, T28, T45 (rather than felling as originally proposed)
This consent is subject to these conditions:
(1) The work must be carried out within two years of the date of this consent notice and may only be carried out once.
Reason: The time limit condition is imposed in order to comply with the requirements of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by the Town and Country Planning (Tree Preservation) (England) Regulations 2012.
(2) The work is to be carried out in accordance with British Standard 3998:2010 (Recommendations for Tree Work).
Reason: To ensure an acceptable standard of work, thereby minimising possible damage and decay/disease in the future.
Tree work should be carried out by trained, competent and appropriately insured arborists, to a good standard to comply with BS 3998 Recommendations for Tree Work.
(3) The felled trees shall be replaced between October and April unless otherwise agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority. Planting specification with stakes as follows:
Ilex aquifolium, Common Holly (x1),
Carpinus betulus, Common Hornbeam (x1),
Acer pseudoplatanus, Sycamore (x1),
Aesculus hippocastanum, Horse Chestnut (x1)
Quercus robur, Common Oak (x1)
Size: container grown minimum 35litre, measuring a minimum of 2.0m tall up main stem from ground level and a stem diameter of 10-12cm or greater
Trees to be planted and maintained thereafter in accordance with British Standard BS8545 Trees: from nursery to independence in the landscape - Recommendations, Chapters 8 and 9
The reason for the condition is:-
To ensure an acceptable standard of planting and maintenance, thereby maximising the successful establishment of the replacement trees
If you would like any further information about our decision please contact chris Green 01493 846355, quoting the reference number given above.
Protected Species: The applicant should note that under the terms of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, it is an offence to disturb nesting birds, bats their roosts and other protected species. You should note that work hereby granted consent does not override the statutory protection afforded to these species and you are advised to seek expert advice if you suspect that nesting birds, bats and other species will be disturbed.
Property Rights: The applicant should note that this consent does not affect any private property rights and therefore does not authorise the carrying out of any work on land or entering land outside his/her control. If such works are required, it will be necessary for the applicant to obtain the landowners consent before the work starts.
he Highway Authority raise no objection but would recommend the following informative note be
appended to any grant of permission your Authority is minded to make. Inf 4V This proposal involves works that could affect the public highway. It is an OFFENCE to carry out any works that may affect the Public Highway, which
includes a Public Right of Way, without the permission of the Highway Authority. Please note that it is the Applicant's responsibility to ensure that, in addition to planning permission, any necessary consents or approvals
under the Highways Act 1980 and the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 are also obtained from the County Council. Please contact the Area Street Works Co-ordinator, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I trust this information is of assistance to you.
If you would like any further information please contact Mr G Watson Arboricultural Officer direct to discuss.T +44 (0) 1493 742182 M +44 (0) 7879 428542
PLANTING NOTES - Please read the following notes carefully:-
Planting specification with stakes
Ilex aquifolium, Common Holly (x1), Carpinus betulus, Common Hornbeam (x1),
Acer pseudoplatanus, Sycamore (x1), Aesculus hippocastanum, Horse Chestnut (x1) and
Quercus robur, Common Oak (x1)
Size: container grown (>35ltr+) measuring a minimum of 2.0m tall up main stem from ground level and a stem diameter of 10-12cm or greater
Trees detailed above can have a mature height of approx. 12m+ (environmental conditions dependant).
· Trees to be purchased from a nursery that has produced and dispatched the trees in accordance with BS8545 Trees: from nursery to independence in the landscape - Recommendations, Chapters 8 and 9
· Trees to be planted in a tree pit with a minimum dimension of 600 x 600x 600mm in accordance with Tree BS8545 Trees: from nursery to independence in the landscape - Recommendations, figure F1 Tree Pit Design
· Soil at the base of the pit should be loosened by hand to further 300mm.Should soils and drainage be found not to be appropriate on excavation, the Arboricultural Officer should be contacted.
· All nursery tags, ties and canes to be removed on planting.
· Position tree to original nursery depth within the centre of tree pit.
· Watering tube to be applied to pit in accordance with Tree BS8545 Trees: from nursery to independence in the landscape - Recommendations, figure F5a
· Tree to be staked with a single stake to 1/3 of the height of the tree, angled to avoid the root ball, secured with flexible rubber ties
- Stake to be approximately 1/3 of the height of the tree above ground level with an overall length of stake of 1800mm at 75-100mm width.
- Trees should be staked at 45 degrees and tied with rubber flexible tie at a point approximately a third of the height of the tree.
· Tree to be staked with 2 stakes with crossbar. Stakes to be approximately 1/3 of the height of the tree above ground. Tree to be secured with flexible rubber ties, adjusted to leave an allowance for one year's growth, ensuring that no parts are rubbing or causing damage to the tree.
· Place mulch mat to cover tree pit, ensuring it is securely pegged down.
· 75mm woodchip to be placed on top of the mulch mat, ensuring it is not placed against the stem of the tree
· Strimmer guard to be placed around base of trunk
· 3 or 4 low stakes (depending on underground utilities) to be placed outside the mulch mat to prevent future mower damage
· Immediately after planting, apply a minimum of 20 litres of water to the tree through the watering tube
Establishment Maintenance Specification
To be carried out for the first 2 years after planting. Water at least every 2 weeks between 1 April and 1 September in year 1 and every month between 1 April and 1 September in year 2. Watering must take account of weather conditions. If more water is required than the specification above, due to drought conditions, please contact the Senior Arboricultural and Woodland Officer.
1.1 Apply a minimum of 20 litres of water to the tree through the watering tube*
1.2 Whilst on site, remove weeds from tree pits, replace or adjust ties where required, attend to broken branches and remove or reduce any branches obstructing pedestrians or highway users.
*Professional judgement should be used to ensure soil moisture content is adequate, particularly in times of adverse or extreme weather conditions. E.g. frequency may need to be increased or decreased in dry or wet periods. It may be appropriate to check soil capacity with a soil moisture probe/tensiometer (as per BS 8545:2014), GYBC reserves the right to monitor soil moisture levels for new planting.
2. Young Tree Maintenance
To be carried out annually for 3 years
2.1 Stakes and Ties
2.11 A tree should not need a stake for more than 1 or 2 years. The tree should be checked and if it is stable and upright once the support is removed, the contractor will remove the stake and all associated materials entirely and reinstate the hole left by stake(s) with topsoil.
2.12 Where a tree is staked, stakes and ties will be adjusted leaving an allowance for one year's growth, ensuring that no parts are rubbing or causing damage to the tree.
2.13 Where stakes are broken, the contractor will remove them entirely and replace with new stakes if required
2.14 Loose stakes will be firmed or replaced to provide adequate support.
2.15 Where a tree is not in the vertical position or is unstable, it is to be straightened and/or firmed and tree stake(s) and tie(s) fitted.
2.16 Trees above 25cm circumference at 1.3m height will have strimmer guards removed if they have been fitted.
2.2 Formative Pruning
To be carried out annually for 3 years in accordance with BS8545 Trees: from nursery to independence in the landscape - Recommendations Figure G1 Formative Pruning Techniques
2.21 Broken, diseased, dead/dying and crossing branches and epicormic shoots will be removed.
2.22 A central leader will be encouraged by removing or reducing competing leaders so far as this is consistent with maintaining or enhancing viable future growth and the crown shape and form typical of the species.
2.23 Branches that have formed weak unions will be pruned to remove potential compression forks.
2.24 Branches obstructing or likely to obstruct pedestrian routes or highways within one year will be reduced or removed.
2.25 Any exposed tree roots will be returned to the normal growing position for the species. Damaged roots will be treated in accordance with The Committee for Plant Supply and Establishment (CPSE) Plant Handling section 6.4.
2.3 Tree Pit
2.31 All weed growth, including the roots will be removed from the planting pit by careful hand weeding, for a minimum of 300mm radius around the stem.
2.32 The mulch mat will be checked for damage. The edges of the mulch mat will be checked and if the mulch mat is not secure, the mat will be held down within a minimum of 4 proprietary mulch mat fixing pegs.
2.33 Well-rotted woodchips are to be spread evenly over the pit to a depth of 75mm in the planting pit. If the pit is not clearly defined woodchips will be placed in the area of 300mm radius from the tree to a depth of 75mm. On completion the level of woodchips is to be at the same level as the surrounding area or defined edge.
NB. Should any tree supplied by the contractor fail within the first 36 months, for any reason other than vandalism, it is to be replaced at the cost of the contractor.
PLANTING OF TREE
To be undertaken between October and April (tree's natural dormant season) within 2 years from the planning consent/decision.|