Planning & Trees

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by RichA, 13 Mar 2017.

  1. RichA

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    We have a largish bay tree that is 14m from the rear of the house. We are planning a 4m rear extension.

    How close does a tree have to be for it to need to be included on the plans?

    We want to cut the tree down prior to building and would prefer for the tree not be on the plans / included in the decision as a condition.

    (it is unlikely we will be able to get it cut down before we submit the application)

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    Stipulation round here is anything within falling distance, why are you cutting it down?
     
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    If its being cut down and not protected, then it doesn't matter if it's on the plans or not
     
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    The tree is not currently protected.

    I am cutting it down as it is on the SW corner of a large patio (rear outlook is West) and it blocks light & view. More so when we extend rearwards.

    Just want to be sure it is unlikely planners would/could include mention tree in decision/conditions that would subsequently require me to get permission to cut it down.

    Alternative would be to omit from plans and cut down before site visit/decision?
    (ie plans due to be submitted in 2wks, I could get it cut down shortly after that?)
     
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    You're not in a conservation area are you?
     
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    No, in the Greenbelt, but not the Conservation Area.
     
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    If you applying under the Prior Notification scheme, rather than a full planning application, and the tree is not protected by a TPO, then you don't need to include it on the plans as the Council can't take it into account when determining the application anyway.
     
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