Ulting part of conservation area
Sunday, 17 October 2010
Thursday, 14 October 2010
Reminder regarding the rules about pruning trees within a CONSERVATION AREA - Langford and Ulting Parish's
Thursday, 7 October 2010
British woodland has returned to the levels of the 1750s with tree cover having more than doubled since the end of the First World War, a United Nations report has shown.
Woodland in Britain now stands at 11,200 square miles, 11.8% of the total land area.
The growth, attributed in part to the boom because of tax breaks, could even reach the 15% of woodland recorded in England by the Doomsday Book in 1086!
Saturday, 14 August 2010
Friday, 13 August 2010
Beat the drought, forget hosepipe bans and always have enough water for your vegetables and flowers!
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Wednesday, 30 June 2010
2. Wych elm – Ulmus glabra
3. Smooth leaved elm – Ulmus minor
Friday, 18 June 2010
Older trees not only provide food for birds and mammals, they offer nesting sites for birds and roosts for bats.
Do you have an oak in your garden or field behind you in the hedgerow?
If you do, let the Tree Warden know as we are trying to build up a picture of Ulting and Langford's veteran and baby trees.
Do you have a sapling you don't want?
Give the Tree Warden a ring for collection.
Whatever you do - enjoy your trees and the wildife they support.
Thursday, 17 June 2010
Only the young fertilised queen survives the winter, having hibernated in a protected place such as in a hole or under moss. She emerges in spring and starts up her own colony or takes over an existing one. The queen makes pots of wax and pollen into which the first eggs are laid.
After about three weeks, the first infertile female workers emerge and take over the nectar and pollen gathering and cell building, while the queen concentrates on egg laying. The larvae are reared on pollen and nectar.
Male bees appear in summer and towards the end of the season both male and female bumble bees fly out and mate. The males are not allowed to re-enter the nest after mating and soon die. The fertilised queen starts searching for a safe place to hibernate but both the workers and the old queen die with the first frosts or spell of cold weather.
Bumblebees are now much less common in the countryside and gardens are an important habitat for these species, where they reward us by pollinating plants such as apple trees.
You can encourage them by making artificial nest boxes.
- Lie a large plastic plant pot on its side.
- Line the inside with chicken wire, and then inside this place a layer of capoc - upholsterers' cotton. Don't use artificial fibre as bees get tangled up in it.
- Fill the centre of the nest with hay and place an inverted plant-pot base over the top of the plant pot, securing it in place with wires fed through holes drilled in the side.
- Finally, drill a hole about 2 centimetres wide into the centre of the plant-pot base and insert a short length of hollow pipe - which becomes the entrance hole.
- Place the nest in a sunny border amongst vegetation and wait for the bees to find it. If you have white clover in the lawn, give it a flowery break from mowing in the summer - this bee loves clover flowers.
.....................lapidarius comes from the Latin meaning stone therefore common names include:
- Stone bumble bee (it commonly nests under stones)
- Red tailed bee (it is one of the bees that has an orangey red tail)
- Large red-tailed bumblebee
Kingdom Animalia This contains all the species of animals.
Buglife Natural England
Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Conservation Areas are often centred on listed buildings, open spaces or historic streetscapes. It is the character of the area as a whole, rather than individual buildings, that the designation seeks to preserve or enhance.
Maldon District Council is responsible for the designation of Conservation Areas.
Their policies on them are set out in the Maldon District Replacement Local Plan November 2005.
Conservation Area Reviews and Appraisals
A rolling programme of Conservation Area Reviews and Appraisals (CARAs) is nearing completion in the Maldon District. Eleven appraisals in Burnham on Crouch, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Southminster, Tillingham, Tollesbury, Bradwell on Sea, Langford, Maldon, Heybridge Basin, Purleigh and Goldhanger have been approved by Council following public consultation and approval by Planning and Licensing Committee. One Conservation Area, the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation Conservation Area remains to be reviewed and appraised.
Conservation Area Management Plans
Following approval of each Conservation Area Review and Appraisal, a Management Plan will be produced to implement the recommendations contained in each document. The Management Plans will be consulted upon in due course.
Do I live in a Conservation Area?
Here is Ulting and Langford Parish there is a strong chance that you live within a Conservation Area.
- Bradwell on Sea
- Burnham on Crouch
- Heybridge Basin
- Tolleshunt D'Arcy
- The ability to carry out urgent works on vacant, unlisted buildings that have fallen into disrepair and to subsequently recover the cost of the works from the owner;
- Protection for all trees – six weeks notice must be given to Maldon District Council before any work is carried out on trees in a Conservation Area; and
- Greater control over advertisements and shop signs.
Monday, 14 June 2010
SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ's)
What is a TPO?
A TPO is a Tree Preservation Order.
If my tree has a TPO on it what can I do?
A TPO is a piece of legislation that is there to protect an individual tree or a group of trees. If you have a TPO then the Council believes that this tree, or group of trees, is important within the urban or rural enivornment where it is sited. If you want to do any work on a tree/group of trees that has a Tree Preservation Order on it, then you MUST get permission from Maldon District Council.
What if I live in a Conservation Area?
Under the Conservation Area designation ALL TREES within a Conservation area are protected. This means that if you want to do any work, such as pruning, crown raising or felling, you MUST get permissin from Maldon District Council.
Maldon District Council web link to TPO's and Conservation Areas
Some general advice for private tree owners:
- Contact your local Tree Warden if you are wanting advice on your trees and are unsure what you are allowed to do.
- Always contact the Maldon District Council to ensure that the trees are not protected by a Tree Protection Order, planning constraints or that the tree is within a Conservation area.
- Always employ a suitable trained professional Tree Surgeon, who is covered by Public Liability Insurance. (Always ask for proof).
- Never employ house callers or leaflet droppers claiming to be professional tree surgeons. Reputable Tree Surgeons will always have some form of professional identification and qualification proof.
- Always ask to see it. Reputable Tree Surgeons can be found in the Yellow Pages or contact Maldon District Council for further advice.
- If you are concerned about a tree within your local area that may be covered by a TPO or is within a designated Conservation Area, contact the Tree Warden on 01245 381577 or MDC Tree Officer on 01621 854477.