Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation

Comment ID 266
Document Section Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.62 View all on this section
Respondent Shrimplin Brown (Robert Shrimplin) View all by this respondent
Response Date 31 Jan 2013
Comment

1.                  This restrictive policy approach that seeks to prevent any mature trees from being “removed, felled, uprooted, topped, damaged, harmed or put at risk” (proposed text, paragraph 34.3.62) does not apply to other forms of development despite the fact that they could also impact upon trees.  The conclusion that “the Council does not judge the benefits that may be gained from a larger basement outweigh the benefits of minimising the disturbance and risk to protected trees” (proposed text, paragraph 34.3.62) does not apply to other forms of development.  Again, a specific restriction is being placed upon basement development.

2.                  Rather, as suggested in the remainder of the proposed paragraph, “works should be carried out in accordance with BS 5837 2012 and the Council?s Trees and Development SPD. All applications for basements where there are trees will be accompanied by a full tree survey and tree protection proposal. These must include consideration of the construction phase of the proposal as well as the completed development” (proposed text, paragraph 34.3.62).

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