Rugby Borough Council Council Online Planning - Decision Notice Summary

Planning Application Number: R18/2178
Site Address: 1 FITZJOHNS BARBY ROAD RUGBY CV22 5QB
Description: Remove trees 3, 4 and 5. 2 x Taxus baccata and 1x Ilex aquifolium. Trees not visible from any area of public access and therefore provide no public visual amenity. In the absence of this the preservation order is not defensible.
Officer Recommendation: Recommendation for approval
Officer Recommendation Date: 09 January 2019
Decision Date: 09 January 2019
Decision Type: Approved
Temporary Expiry Date:
Decision Level/Committee: Delegated
Conditions / Reason for Refusal: Remove trees 3 & 4 - Yew and Tree 5 - Holly as highlighted in plans submitted. Trees form 3 of 7 trees within Group 3 of TPO no.186. Reason: Trees 3 and 4 (2 Yew trees) have an approximate height of 5 to 6 metres and are poor quality specimens having been topped and lopped due to the close proximity to the property. Tree 3 is within 1.7 metres of the existing footprint and Tree 4 is within 2.3 metres of the existing footprint. Tree 5 (Holly) is upwards of 10 metres in height and is located within 2 metres of the existing footprint. It is a twinned stemmed tree with slight north easterly bias away from property. Tree generally of low quality with physiological decline in evidence in the upper canopy. Trees 4 and 5 are not visible as viewed from a public place for example from the property entrance at Barby Road due to other trees in front. There are very minor/insignificant views of the top of tree 3 from Barby Road to the north at a distance but the overall visual amenity of that group is maintained through the retention of the 4 remaining more dominant trees to the property frontage. On completion of felling works, trees to be replaced with 3 no. Taxus baccata Fastigiata Aureomarginata (Golden Irish Yew) planted at 1-1.25m (45l pot) in a position to be agreed. Suggested position behind newly constructed fence to rear of existing parking place.

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