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RE: WMP Opinions

Subject: RE: WMP Opinions
From: willross583@xxxxxxxxxxx.com
Date: Nov 21 2021 15:09:33
John,
          I agree it's a tricky one, definitely a wood with a house in it 
rather than a house with a wood. Wood predates house by over a 100yrs if not 
longer. LPA is not the easiest in the world, also we are likely to have 
ecological issues with Bats etc, my reasoning behind a FC WMP is as a base 
doc and we may well need to fell over 5m3 of Ash I'd rather be on the 
cautious side rather in the case the client has neighbour complaining. In any 
case we would need a WMP and our planning consultant likes things black and 
white , I've found the FC format useful in a previous case both dealing with 
interested locals and the LPA although this was for 80 plus acres  with 
multiple compartments and designations and EPS present. In this case it's a 
matter of speaking to the FC and the client , thanks for your comments its 
given me a couple of things to think about.

Will

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Subject: WMP Opinions

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 Will
It's a problem that I have come across quite a few times, typically too late 
as the planning process has started and the issue of FC involvement & a WMP 
option are something of an irrelevance.
If the building is a domestic property, is the woodland their garden? If so, 
there is an exemption for a felling licence. Felling therefore is a matter of 
the TPO alone (& thus the local authority). Would the FC assist with a 
management plan for a small woodland if they thought it was a garden? Not 
sure but possibly not.
What if the woodland was a separate entity either on Land Registry, or 
separate parcel of land? Not a garden. Capital gains tax implications, but a 
felling licence may be required (depending on volumes & timing). FC duty 
bound to engage, but which procedure they would follow (s15 Forestry Act 
1967) would depend on species and timber value. Low quality & high amenity 
they may just hand it to the LPA. If there is timber and relatively low 
amenity they may follow the first procedure with the assumption that the 
felling licence will be issued but have to listen to the LA's comments.
Depends also on whether it is a woodland TPO (assuming good forestry
practice) or other type.
Complex? Yes. Time consuming? Yes - the FC form is considerably longer & more 
detailed than a tree work application form. You may be better to seek 
planning permission, see what comes from it with a view to appealing.
Jon



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