TPO CONFIRMED WITHOUT MODIFICATION
The Principal Tree Officer advised that the planning history on the site adjacent to the Old Hop and Rye (formerly known as the Beech Tree Pub), had recently received planning permission for a Class C3 and E use for 8 residency units on the upper levels with a mini-market on the lower level and car parking to the front. While this was a significant consideration as to why the TPO was made, it had been omitted from the officers report.
Committee Member and Ward Member Councillor Turner stated that although the tree did not form part of any green space and was not dominant in the area, it should be retained.
Members agreed that the criteria for a TPO had been met.
Members having considered the report and objections, RESOLVED that TPO 2722 relating to several trees be CONFIRMED WITHOUT MODIFICATION as recommended in the report of the Assistant Director of Planning.
Any Other Business
Councillor Scoates reported that this was the final meeting to be clerked by the Democratic Services Officer, Mrs Lisa Thornley before her retirement. He expressed his gratitude to Lisa for her long service to the Council. The Chairman and Members echoed Councillor Scoates’ words of appreciation.