Agenda item

APPLICATION NO. TPO 2018/11 land adjacent to 3 Park View Close and at Stanley Park SM5 3JZ

To confirm the provisional Tree Provision Order (TPO) protecting a group containing seven (7) beech trees and one (1) sycamore tree. The group is located along the boundary of Stanley Park Carshalton and a parcel of land adjacent to 3 Park View Close.

Minutes:

Edward Buckton, Principal Tree Officer, presented the report on the above application to confirm a Provisional Tree Preservation Order (TPO) 2018/11 protecting a group containing seven beech trees and one sycamore tree.  The group is located along the boundary of Stanley Park Carshalton and a parcel of land adjacent to 3 Park View Close.

During the presentation, points of objection from the owner of the land were highlighted to the committee.

 

Members asked for clarification as to whether:

  • there could be damage to the tree roots from any future development;
  • damage would be caused if the tree was cut back to the boundary line; and
  • the protection provided by the London Borough of Sutton Local Plan or the Mayor’s London Plan would help to provide protection for this group of trees.

 

The Officer confirmed that the tree roots could be compatible with development and this would not preclude an application for building on this site. It was confirmed that if the trees were cut back to the boundary then this would cause harm as beech trees in particular can be shocked and killed from heavy pruning. It was reiterated that the owner of the land would need consent, before pruning, and that the Officer would outline what pruning could take place if the Council’s permission were granted.

 

Mr Kandasamy Nimalamurugan, the objector, and owner of the land, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 31, and the applicant replied.

 

The principal issues raised by the objector were:-

  • The branches of the trees were overhanging his property.
  • Some branches had fallen off the trees due to the weight of the canopy.

 

The objector also outlined his reason behind applying for planning permission on the plot and asked whether the owner of the trees (The council) were responsible for maintenance and pruning.

 

Members enquired as to the process for seeking permission to prune the trees and where there would be an associated cost. The Officer outlined the process and confirmed that there is no charge but also that there is no maintenance obligation on the tree owner.

 

 

A poll vote on the officers’ recommendation to confirm the provisional Tree Preservation Order (TPO) 2018/11 was held in accordance with Standing Order 31.4, when there voted:

 

RESOLVED: That the provisional Tree Preservation Order TPO 2018/11 protecting a group containing seven beech trees and one sycamore tree, located along the boundary of Stanley Park Carshalton and a parcel of land adjacent to 3 Park View Closebe confirmed.

 

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