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RE: Basis for TPO's

Subject: RE: Basis for TPO's
From: Addison, Gilbert
Date: Dec 22 2011 08:24:01
I've devised a spreadsheet based scoring system Paul so that at least I
subscribe to the requirement for structure and transparency. No one
'system' will suit all or even most but structure and transparency can
be a common principle.

Gilbert Addison CEnv
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-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Hawksford [] 
Sent: 21 December 2011 20:46
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: Basis for TPO's

Seems like a daft set of questions but:

On what basis does a TO subject a tree to a TPO?
Is it purely visual amenity, conservation, ecological, environmental or
Does the TO concern himself/herself with the geography, whether it be
urban, sub-urban or countryside? 
What relevent factors come into play? 
If the tree cannot be seen by numerous households and enjoyed by such,
does this affect the decision? 
In terms of expediency and development and if the development where in
secluded grounds, would the TO be inclined to TPO or not?
Is a judicial review the way forward in overturning the TPO, or does
this lie only on appeal?
I've trawled the 2009 amended Blue Book, but may be missing the
Appreciate your reply as always..... and a Merry Xmas to

Paul Hawksford
Principal Arboriculturist

Road Ballymena County Antrim Northern Ireland
BT43 6TU

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