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Meeting: 16/03/2022 - Planning Committee (Item 485)

485 Tree Preservation Order - No. 965 The Ridgeway (No.2) West Harrow pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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The Committee received a report, with appendices, on the Tree Protection Order (TPO) Number 965 The Ridgeway (Number 2) West Harrow.


The Committee voted to suspend the Committee procedure rules pursuant to Rule 25.1.1 of the Constitution to allow Councillor representation on the report. The motion was proposed by Councillor Marilyn Ashton and seconded by Councillor Christopher Baxter.  The motion was carried unanimously.


Councillor Janet Mote addressed the Committee, and urged them to confirm the TPO.


The Council made provisional Tree Preservation Order (TPO) No. 965 on 1 November 2021.  The TPO protects trees within the site known as The Brethren Meeting Hall, as indicated in Appendix A. Before confirming the order, the Council must consider any objections and representations duly made in respect of the order.  An objection had been made against the TPO.  Therefore, the matter was being reported to the Planning Committee.  The report considered the objection received and seeks authority to confirm the order with modifications (as set out in Appendix B).




The Planning Committee was asked to confirm TPO No.965 The Ridgeway (No.2) West Harrow with modifications as set out in Appendix B of the report.




The trees are considered to be threatened by development and their loss would have a detrimental impact on the visual amenity and wider landscape.  It was therefore considered expedient to serve a TPO and was considered appropriate to confirm the provisional TPO.  If this TPO was not confirmed within six months of 1 November 2021, the statutory protection afforded to the aforementioned trees would lapse.


RESOLVED:  The Committee confirmed Tree Protection Order No. 965 The Ridgeway (No.2) West Harrow, with modifications as set out in Appendix B of the Report.