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Re: We need your help ! 3 weeks, 2 days ago #19

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To: Sean McDaid.

Chief Planning Officer.

ERC.

Dear Mr. McDaid,

Although not within my ward, I have been asked by some residents to make enquiries as to the position of the local authority on the need to fell trees within Crookfur Park within a neighbouring ward. There are 14 in total, one of which, I understand, is dead within a grouping of 60 trees in total. 13 of them are alive and thriving. 12 are believed to be subject of Tree Preservation Orders. Some are suggesting that a report by Ayrshire Tree Surgeons Ltd states that the trees are in perfectly good condition and pose no danger to the public. The types of trees in question are European Larch, Sycamore and Scots Pine. I will of course be scrutinising the factual evidence presented in that report.

Please can you advise as to why the council are intending to fell the trees that are alive?

Regards,

Cllr. David Macdonald

Independent

Ward 4.

East Renfrewshire Council.

Re: We need your help ! 3 weeks, 1 day ago #20

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29/08/2019
Posted Save Shawwood Greenspace Webpage -

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From: McDaid, Sean
Sent: 28 August 2019 12:08
To: Macdonald, D (Cllr)
Subject: Felling of trees in Crookfur Park.

Councillor,

A treeworks application (2019/0487/TPO) has been submitted to remove 12 trees and an Arboricultural Impact Assessment accompanies this application. The application is available to view on the Council’s website at the following link ercbuildingstandards.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/…/appl…

The trees that are subject to the treeworks application are covered by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) and this TPO covers a much larger area. The trees that are the subject of this application are in a grouping containing approximately 60 individual trees.

The reason for the application is that ground clearance and construction works on the adjacent site resulted in damage to the roots system of number of trees. This damage is likely to cause stability issues, raising safety concerns. These concerns are not just for the construction period but also for the future users of the new family centre and the new replacement play area.

It should be noted that a treeworks application can be approved with conditions requiring replacement trees to be planted, if this is considered appropriate.

I hope this assists.

Sean Mc Daid

Principal Planner

East Renfrewshire Council


Link to documents -

ercbuildingstandards.eastrenfrewshire.go...keyVal=PW49B3GP08600

Re: We need your help ! 3 weeks, 1 day ago #21

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From: McDaid, Sean
Sent: 28 August 2019 12:08
To: Macdonald, D (Cllr)
Subject: Felling of trees in Crookfur Park.

Councillor,

A treeworks application (2019/0487/TPO) has been submitted to remove 12 trees and an Arboricultural Impact Assessment accompanies this application. The application is available to view on the Council’s website at the following link ercbuildingstandards.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/…/appl…

The trees that are subject to the treeworks application are covered by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) and this TPO covers a much larger area. The trees that are the subject of this application are in a grouping containing approximately 60 individual trees.

The reason for the application is that ground clearance and construction works on the adjacent site resulted in damage to the roots system of number of trees. This damage is likely to cause stability issues, raising safety concerns. These concerns are not just for the construction period but also for the future users of the new family centre and the new replacement play area.

It should be noted that a treeworks application can be approved with conditions requiring replacement trees to be planted, if this is considered appropriate.

I hope this assists.

Sean Mc Daid

Principal Planner

East Renfrewshire Council

Re: We need your help ! 3 weeks, 1 day ago #22

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• There is no evidence in the report that supports the premise that damage has been caused to the roots system of a number of trees.

• There are no concerns raised in the report with regards to stability issues.
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