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Re: Garden within the RPA of a veteran tree

Subject: Re: Garden within the RPA of a veteran tree
From: David Gardner
Date: Oct 22 2020 16:19:33
Hi Nick

I think you would be falling foul of the guidance listed here
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ancient-woodland-and-veteran-trees-protection-surveys-licences
which comments "You should avoid including gardens in buffer zones."



On Thu, 22 Oct 2020 at 16:54, Nick Hellis <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info> wrote:


Alastair,

At least I am now up to speed with the latest NPPF.

Nick

------ Original Message ------
From: "Alastair Durkin" <ADurkin@xxxxxxxxxx.gov.uk>
To: "UK Tree Care" <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Sent: Thursday, 22 Oct, 20 At 16:28
Subject: RE: Garden within the RPA of a veteran tree
Hi Nick, I'm not answering your question, but since its last revision
the NPPF now states:
"development resulting in the loss or deterioration of irreplaceable
habitats (such
as ancient woodland and ancient or veteran trees) should be refused,
unless
there are wholly exceptional reasons and a suitable compensation
strategy
exists;"
Examples of wholly exceptional reasons are given as:
"infrastructure projects (including nationally significant
infrastructure projects, orders under
the Transport and Works Act and hybrid bills), where the public benefit
would clearly outweigh the loss or deterioration of habitat."
-----Original Message-----
From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info
<uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info> On Behalf Of Nick Hellis
Sent: 22 October 2020 14:51
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: Garden within the RPA of a veteran tree

Good afternoon all.
The NPPF states, ‘planningpermission should be refused for development
resulting in the loss ordeterioration of irreplaceable habitats,
including ancient woodland and theloss of aged or veteran trees found
outside ancient woodland, unless the needfor, and benefits of, the
development in that location clearly outweigh theloss.’
Does a proposed garden, for a new dwelling, within the RPA of a veteran
tree constitute 'loss or deterioration of irreplaceable habitat'. The
area of the garden will be less than 10% of the RPA. The RPA, in it's
entirety, will be fenced off during the construction activity and only
removed post primary construction to erect a boundary fence in the RPA.
No soft landscaping is proposed.
Thoughts?
Nick

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