Agenda and draft minutes
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Apologies for Absence, Substitutions, Declarations of Interest and Dispensations
Councillor Dave Parkins acted as a substitute representative for Councillor Fisher. He was appointed as Chair when the meeting commenced.
Apologies for absence were submitted by Councillors Judith Addison, Jean Battle, Melissa Fisher and Eamonn Higgins.
Councillor Stewart Eaves acted as a substitute representative for Councillor Higgins and Councillor Kate Walsh acted as a substitute for Councillor Battle.
There was no substitute representative for Councillor Addison.
There were no reported declarations of interest or dispensations.
To submit the minutes of the last meeting of the Planning (Trees) Sub-Committee held on 10th July 2019 for approval as a correct record.
Recommended - That the Minutes be received and approved as a correct record.
The minutes of the last Planning (Trees) Sub-Committee held on the 10th July 2019, were submitted for approval as a correct record.
Resolved - That the Minutes be received and approved as a correct
The attached report sets out the issues surrounding a Tree Preservation Order
relating to rear Parker Street – Rear 2A High Street, Rishton. Also attached as an appendix is an objection to the works requested in the application to which the Tree Preservation Order (TPO) relates.
Recommended - That the application be determined as set out in the report.
The Chief Planning & Transportation Officer and the Arboricultural & Conservation Officer submitted a report to determine the application that is proposing works to a protected tree at 2A High Street, Rishton. The applicant is seeking to fell the tree.
No 1 – Rear Parker Street – Rear 2A High Street, Rishton.
The Chief Planning and Transportation Officer presented information and photographs of the tree and advised Members that an assessment of the tree had been undertaken and was included in the report attached to the agenda.
Resolved - (1) That consent to undertake works to the tree be refused on the grounds that the tree continues to be in good health and that the tree makes a positive contribution to the amenity and street scene of this part of Rishton that outweighs the impact the tree is having on the applicant.
- (2) That appropriate steps are taken to protect the tree and reinstate the soil that has been removed over the roots.