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RE: AIA's and TPO's

Subject: RE: AIA's and TPO's
From: Tim Moya
Date: Mar 13 2019 11:27:01
What Paul said

Tim Moya 

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On Behalf Of Paul Barton
Sent: 13 March 2019 11:07
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Subject: Re: AIA's and TPO's

In the past I have had clients ask me not to check about TPOs as they have 
been concerned that a phone call with the tree officer may trigger a new TPO!

I agree that there’s no excuse for not checking when LPAs have records of CAs 
and TPOs online, but in the past I have experienced some tree officers 
probing as to why I want to know (to which I have to politely decline to 
expand on the enquiry) - clearly because they are concerned about pre-emptive 
felling etc.

It’s a problem that seems to stem from a combative approach to planning 
between some developers and planning officers.

Kind regards,

Paul Barton
MSc, BSc (Hons), TechCert (ArborA) MArborA

Director | Barton Hyett Associates Ltd
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On 13 Mar 2019, 10:20 +0000, "HUDSON, Chris" <>, 
Could anyone advise as to why I appear to be receiving an increasing number 
of AIA's stating that no checks have been carried out with the Local 
Planning Authority as to whether trees within the site are TPO'd or lie 
within a Conservation Area particularly as BS5827:2012 clearly states at 
5.2.3 that the presence of TPO's and Conservation Areas is a factor to be 
taken into account and are a material consideration (Annex B).

I understand that Consultants may have some difficulty in obtaining this 
information, particularly if its not online and there are tight timescales, 
but it can become a little embarrassing when I have to tell the applicant 
that his trees are TPO'd and his Consultant has not.
Chris Hudson
Principal Forestry and Arboricultural Officer Environmental Planning 
Development Management Cheshire East Council

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