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          CONTACT WARWICKSHIRE DISTRCICT COUNCIL              PLANNING APPLICATION W/17/1867
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Dear Councillors of Warwick District Council ST Johns Ward and the Planning officer of Warwick District Council

Re: Planning Application W/17/1867

I write in connection with the above planning application for tree maintenance and felling along Rouncil Lane in Kenilworth. As I am sure you are aware there has been some felling of trees along this road, and as a resident of Kenilworth I would like to be assured that due process and consideration has been given to this application. I have attached the relevant documents obtained form WDC on this application, however there are a number of issues on which I would like clarification.

I am a little confused as to why the application number above does not appear in the online registry of planning applications. I am assuming this is an oversight so please could you let me know the date of the meeting at which this application considered and who sat on the Planning Committee at the time. All planning applications have to be approved I am given to understand at planning committee meetings and that these meeting should provide a clear trail of approval. I am sure that the Officer Gary Fisher was simply adhering to the instructions of the Committee and that the Committee itself made their decision on the information provided by the applicant.

I have studied the attached report from the tree surgeon, the application and the decision document and fully understand that dead tress need to be removed and tree maintenance is required to facilitate the general health of the wood land. I also note that the tenant secured a felling licence from the Forestry Commission for "less than 30% of trees removed as a thinning operation".


The attached planning approval was for the felling of three trees only, number 6, 19 and 20 in spray paint. For ease I quoted the relevant section below.

English Oak - Tag no. 1510, painted no. 6 - Fell to ground level
English Oak - Tag no. 1519, painted no. 19 - Fell to ground level
English Oak - Tag no. 1520, painted no. 20 - Fell to ground level
English Oak - Tag no. 1516, painted no. 12 reduce the lower roadside canopy by 4m,
and the upper canopy by 2m
English Oak - Tag no. 1523, painted no. 25, reduce roadside principal limb by 5-6m
English Oak - Tag no. 1526, painted no. 30, reduce the principal large roadside branch
by 4m if practical, if not remove in its entirety
English Oak - Tag no. 1531, painted no. 36, reduce the large elongated roadside limb
by 4m

This Consent refers only to those trees identified in the arboricultural report
that supports the application, if further tree work is required to be undertaken
then a suitable application will need to be made for consent under the TPO
Regulations.

Please could you clarify why ten or more trees have been felled and why the tag numbers of at least three of the trees do NOT correspond to those where felling has been agreed, namely 1547, 1541 and 1549 (painted as number 48) have been felled. I have not been able to find Tag no.s or spray marks on the
20180523_204933.jpgremaining trunks that were not removed at last Thursdays felling. I also note that of the three trees authorised for felling (a dead oak) remains standing (see attached link to image taken 23/05/18

This Consent refers only to those trees identified in the arboricultural report that supports the application, if further tree work is required to be undertaken then a suitable application will need to be made for consent under the TPO Regulations.

It would appear that felling has occurred outside of the approved planning application and I would like a thorough investigation into the matter and a cessation of felling until these queries have been clarified. If this felling is illegal, and with the strength of opinion on this matter by residents of Kenilworth, I am sure many would like an full explanation. Yours sincerely