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20/1516/VAR | Variation of Condition 1 (plans condition) and condition 8 (tree protection) of planning consent 19/0996/VAR to include additional plan which proposes the felling of a horse chestnut tree and replacement with American sweetgum (liquidamber) tree | Green Close Drakes Avenue Sidford Sidmouth EX10 9JU
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  • Consultees Responded: 2
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Sidmouth Sidford - Cllr Stuart Hughes

Consultation Date: Fri 24 Jul 2020

Sidmouth Sidford - Cllr Marianne Rixson

Consultation Date: Fri 24 Jul 2020

Devon County Highway Authority

Consultation Date: Fri 24 Jul 2020

Clerk To Sidmouth Town Council

Consultation Date: Fri 24 Jul 2020

Sidmouth Sidford - Cllr Dawn Manley

Consultation Date: Fri 24 Jul 2020

Parish/Town Council

Comment Date: Mon 17 Aug 2020

Members were UNABLE TO SUPPORT the application for variation of Conditions 1 and 8 for the following reasons:

1) The loss of a maturing tree would result in a smaller young tree being planted detrimentally affecting the amenity of neighbouring residents.

2) The loss of a maturing tree would be contrary to Policy 6 of the Sid Valley Neighbourhood Plan (Infill Development , Extensions and Trees) which states that "Development should be designed so as not to adversely impact on the amenities of its neighbours and should seek to protect any existing trees that contribute to the overall amenity of the area"

3) The existence of the tree had significant impact on support for the original planning application by the Town Council (suitable softening and landscaping of the streetscene) as subsequently approved by the Local Planning Authority.
Members further commented that as the authority delegated to decide on TRE applications that the LPA Arboricultural Officers be asked to consider placing a TPO on the tree in question.

EDDC Trees

Comment Date: Wed 12 Aug 2020

I have no objection for the removal of the tree as it is in severe decline, I would ask the TPF remain as is so to protect the ground for the new tree to be continued to be protected by fencing

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