- You’re guilty of an offence if you cut down, uproot, top, lop, deliberately destroy or damage a tree in a conservation area.
- You could be prosecuted. If convicted, you may be fined up to £20,000 in the Magistrates Court for each tree.
- You would also need to replace any tree removed without permission.
Update 3rd July 2023We reported the tree felling to Bristol City Council and received this reply:
This case will be allocated to an investigating officer who will contact you with an initial assessment of the situation within 20 working days from the receipt of your complaint. If a breach of planning control is identified, they will also set out how the investigation will proceed, including an indication of likely timeframes.
Our featured image shows the gap left after the felling. The second image shows the ash trees in full leaf. The final image shows all that remains.
We let members know of our concerns about Mr Pratt’s intentions and 29 objections to the felling of the trees were submitted to the Council.