Decision Maker: Planning Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Committee had before it a *report of the Head of Planning, Economy and Regeneration with regard to an application for a Tree Preservation Order for 45 Pedunculate Oaks and mixed broadleaved trees in woodland.
The Area Team Leader outlined the contents of the report highlighting the history of the site and the appeal decision to implement 125 houses. Officers had been prompted by Willand Parish Council of the need to protect many of the trees on the site. She highlighted the various trees and the access via Meadow Park. When the Reserved Matters application came forward there would be a need to look further at the trees on the site, but it was felt that in the interim, the trees should be protected. The meeting was provided with photographs from various aspects of the site showing the position of the trees.
Consideration was given to:
· The area of woodland surrounding the site and the trees situated at Ash Close, Rowan Close and Meadow Park
· Some trees would need to be removed to allow access to the site
· The replacement of trees would form part of the Reserved Matters application and the landscaping proposals set out by the appeal Inspector
RESOLVED that the Tree Preservation Order 20/00003/TPO be confirmed with modification to the extent of woodlands W1 and W2 to exclude the trees which will need to be removed to provide the approved access to the site, granted consent under 18/00177/FULL.
(Proposed by Cllr B G J Warren and seconded by Cllr S J Clist)
Reason for decision – as set out in the report
i) Cllr Mrs F J Colthorpe declared a personal interest as the landowner was known to her;
ii) Cllr B G J Warren declared a personal interest as Chairman of Willand Parish Council and with his involvement in the application;
iii) Cllr E J Berry declared a personal interest as the landowner was known to him;
iv) Cllr B G J Warren spoke as Ward Member;
v) *Report previously circulated, copy attached to minutes.
Publication date: 14/09/2020
Date of decision: 09/09/2020
Decided at meeting: 09/09/2020 - Planning Committee