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Re: Old TPOs

Subject: Re: Old TPOs
From: Bill Anderson
Date: Feb 06 2019 14:08:52
If you're that interested; I asked Ruth Baker, (Derbyshire County TO)
(sometimes of this parish) where they'd hidden one of my applications on
the internet. "Oh; we don't put TPO applications on-line....." Which to my
way of thinking is just another example of LPAs not taking TPOs seriously.
Or even their own Tree Officer.

I must say I'm fascinated by this idea that Councils don't need to prove
their TPO was confirmed at the Magistrates Court, especially as a client of
mine recently got fined £12k and the Council never produced a confirmed
copy. How does that work? I have at least two examples of TPOs that should
have been revoked (the TO said so) and were either never confirmed, or
replaced with a new more accurate one and which the Planners presumed were
in force.

On Wed, 6 Feb 2019 at 13:28, Jon Heuch <jh@xxxxxxxx.co.uk> wrote:

The plot thickens...



So a council can't provide evidence of a TPO being confirmed.



Yet the council can show at least one, if not more, tree work applications
that were made and decided on the basis that there was/is a valid TPO.



I've had more than one case where a ropey TPO has been effectively in place
as shown by previous applications & decisions. Yet when confronted the TPO
has disappeared...well re-emerged as a new emergency TPO.





As for whether there is a TPO or not, and how to find out about it, here is
an issue:



https://tinyurl.com/ya4456pb



Dacorum Council (claiming they have a mere 3,171 TPOs, although I need to
confirm that (ha!ha!)) state that their old ones aren't registered as a
land
charge..how solicitors & conveyancing work around that I don't know.



& if you are interested but live in Derbyshire or Leicestershire ...you
might know that they are the only two county councils who have TPOs in
addition to the overlapping shire counties. I started to wonder how many
trees I have got rid of without asking the county councils about their
TPOs.
Best not to ask, I concluded!



Jon






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