In Aycliffe Dover we objected with a petition and meetings, to a new block of flats being built.. one of the reasons we had mature trees with tree protection orders.. Guess what they were felled and the flats built. where were the green party then.. seems one rule for others..
Report from the Tree Officer of DDC below.
Comments submitted previously in relation to this application expressed concerns over the loss of mature trees to allow for the proposed scheme. It was recommended that trees T5, T7, T8 and T11 be retained due to their significant combined amenity value. Amended plans submitted show the retention of T11 which is welcomed, however, the immediate loss of trees proposed will still be of significant detriment to the local area and as such I object to the scheme in its current form.
Should the application be approved, for those trees currently proposed for retention, the tree protection measures are deemed adequate on the basis that existing hard surfacing will be retained as part of the new scheme. This will provide sufficient protection in combination with the protective fencing as shown on amended tree protection plan (1117-001 & 1117-CHE Rev B). Details of the proposed fencing should be secured through condition to be submitted for approval.
With regard the landscaping scheme proposed, details of the planting systems relating to all trees as shown on the drawing V1117-CHE-L01 Rev B will need to be submitted for approval if the scheme is approved. The suitability of Tilia for the proposed tree planting along the front boundary is questionable in view of the epicormic growth associated with this species and also the potential for honeydew to adversely impact on cars parked below. More suitable species to be considered are cultivars of Acer campestre or Corylus colurna.
No doubt the refusal will be overturned on appeal, costing DDC £x thousand of our hard earned cash.
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Yes you are correct.From my observations I would not have voted refusal.It will win at appeal,as there was a tree replanting scheme and parking was at a premium.
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Perhaps Cllr Gardner can be persuaded to contribute some of his winnings at the bridge table to fund the council’s legal fees?
I can't think of a single reason to visit Deal other than to watch the lightning improve the look of the pier:
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