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RE: Saving trees

Subject: RE: Saving trees
From: Mark
Date: Oct 11 2018 10:34:50
Jon

I dealt with just such a case some years ago on Portland in Dorset. In the 
end we argued that the site was garden and therefore exempt and we managed to 
make it stick. However the case went to judicial review. The upshot was that, 
for the purposes of the Forestry Act a garden use only has to be abandoned 
for more than 3 years, ours was just on 3 years, for the land to fall back 
under the Act. People do have to be careful.

Mark

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On Behalf Of Jon Heuch
Sent: 11 October 2018 11:19
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: RE: Saving trees

"Putting woodland aside, if the trees are not protected by a CA or TPO then 
there is no offence ... they may remove the trees"

 

I am afraid that is not the case; it seems arbs have got a very blinkered 
view on tree felling.

 

A little while ago I interviewed an arb who said something similar & then had 
to rectify himself after a little prompting...but he had no experience of 
applying for a felling licence; I then came across a planning lawyer who 
claimed no knowledge of felling licences & said something similar. As a 
result I encouraged those in the know to write an article which was published 
in the Chartered Forester reminding people about felling licences..attached 
if it is not too large a file.

 

The simple message we should get out to everybody is that the law of the land 
is that ALL tree felling requires a felling licence but there are 
exceptions..small quantities, gardens etc

 

The practicalities of the matter mean that the FC may not be interested in 
small scale felling above the quarterly limit is a different matter.
Suggesting trees can be cut down willy nilly because there are no TPOs or CAs 
encourages pre-emptive felling.

 

Strangely, the Forestry Act & felling licence regime does not apply to the 
central London boroughs.but it does to the outer London boroughs. Slightly 
bizarre and not well advertised!

 

Jon 

 




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