Sunday, 17 October 2010

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Reminder regarding the rules about pruning trees within a CONSERVATION AREA - Langford and Ulting Parish's

regarding the rules about pruning trees within a CONSERVATION AREA 
Langford and Ulting Parish's

In a Conservation Area, any works to trees measuring 75mm or over diameter at 1.5m from the ground require 6 weeks prior notification to us before they are carried out, we would then consult the Parish/Town council concerned for their comments.

Rules regarding trees and development depend largely on what conditions have been applied to the planning permission.  If there are trees on site to be retained we always refer developers to BS5837:2005 'Trees in Relation to Construction - Recommendations' which is the current British standard they are required to follow.  In addition to this, you should know that Planning permission over-rides tree protection by TPO or conservation area.  Developers are allowed to remove or prune any tree that is in the way of them carrying out works that have planning permission.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Woodland in Britian!

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!