Tree Protection and Planning - The Role of the Tree Officer

  25/08/2016
Last Updated:  22/09/2016

The Arboricultural Association South East Branch presents:

A FREE training day for local authority TREE OFFICERS

Presented by Richard Nicholson


When? Thursday 27th October 2016

Where? The Gallery - Alan Baxter Associates, 75 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EL

Richard Nicholson is the Trees Landscape and Conservation Team Leader for the Christchurch and East Dorset Council Partnership. He has been involved in local authority arboriculture training for over 20 years as well as chairing the BS5837 Review in 2005 and 2012. This one-day training programme reflects the issues and challenges faced by the local authority arboriculturist, by illustrating the up to date Planning Guidance with practical examples from current planning situations.

The topics covered on the day will include:

  • The TPO legislation Summary of the 2012 TPO Regulations Good Practice
    • Making and serving Tree Preservation Orders
    • Considering objections to new Tree preservation Orders,/li>
    • Confirming a Tree Preservation Order
    • Varying and revoking Tree Preservation Orders
    • Exceptions relating to applications to carry out work on trees subject to a Tree Preservation Order
    • Validating applications for consent under a Tree Preservation Order
    • Taking decisions on applications for consent under a Tree Preservation Order.
  • Use of conditions and informatives Protecting trees in conservation areas:
    • Validating section 211 notices
    • Exceptions relating to section 211 notices
  • Options available when in receipt of a 211 notice, including making new Tree Preservation Orders Enforcing tree protection offences: Guidance and best practice for TPO and breach of planning condition offences:
    • Gathering evidence
    • Options available Replacing protected trees
    • Use of conditions
    • Tree replacement notices Examples from Case Law The Planning Policy and Development Control role Permitted Development rights and protected trees Policy
    • National guidance concerning trees and best practice
    • NPPF
    • TDAG documents
    • New ideas from other professions
    • The ‘mitigation hierarchy’ approach to trees on development sites
    • Impact on existing trees
    • What to look for, what information to ask for and when to ask for it in the planning process (BS 5837)
    • How close is too close?
    • Levels and no-dig-construction
    • Impact of existing trees on future occupants
    • Liveability
    • Arboricultural monitoring
    • Use of planning conditions
    • The new protocol.

THIS EVENT IS FREE OF CHARGE and is kindly sponsored by InfraGreen Solutions

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN DESIGNED FOR LOCAL AUTHORITY TREE OFFICERS ONLY. In order to reserve your ticket please book using your .GOV.UK email address.

Lunch is provided and refreshments in the form of tea, coffee and biscuits will be supplied during the course of the day.

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