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RE: Loss of privacy again [Scanned]

Subject: RE: Loss of privacy again [Scanned]
From: Mark Hinsley
Date: Dec 05 2008 10:14:39
Seems to me that restoration pollarding is only a temporary loss of privacy
anyway, whilst ignoring problems with the trees would inevitably lead to
their entire loss - consequently the pollarding exercise is actually the
only way any level of privacy for the complainant can be maintained for any
length of time. 

Mark Hinsley

-----Original Message-----
From: Andersonarb@xxxx.com [mailto:Andersonarb@xxxx.com] 
Sent: 05 December 2008 09:38
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: Re: Loss of privacy again [Scanned]

 
In a message dated 04/12/2008 16:57:56 GMT Standard Time,  
Moray.Simpson@xxxxxxxx.gov.uk writes:

"My  problem is that I have granted TPO consent for restoration pollarding
on 
a  line of limes and the complaint is from a householder who claims to have 
lost  privacy as a consequence.

The decision was based on arboricultural  appraisal and works fine in terms 
of public amenity: I did not consider in  detail the alleged loss of
privacy."





I have some difficulty with understanding precisely why a tree or hedge  
owner might have to maintain might be obliged to keep this entirely for a  
neighbour's benefit. If the neighbour wants privacy surely that's his or her
problem 
to deal with as they see fit. If the privacy was an issue addressed at  the 
time of a planning decision, well, as others have suggested that gets to be
a 
different matter.
 
Perversely I do understand the concept of someone being obliged to retain  
some sort of screen for their particular 'monstrous carbuncle' when many
people  
(perhaps even just one?) might object to the sight of it. 
 
The idea that someone might be obliged to grow a tree in their garden
mainly 
for the benefit of a couple of neighbours is also difficult and somewhere
in 
that conundrum is the reason for such a thing as 'amenity value.....'
 
However I think in your Edmund's cited case of restoring pollards,  well
what 
else are you supposed to do?
 
Bill.



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