Report of Director of Economic Development and Planning enclosed.
The Director of Economic Development and Planning submitted a report asking committee to consider the confirmation of the Woodland Corridor, Off Whalley Road, Mellor Brook Tree Preservation Order.
The Council had been informed that some felling had recently taken place on a recently protected site. Following a site visit, it had become apparent that the area could be classified as a woodland corridor with the tress within this area being considered to be of visual amenity due to the native species and maturity and collectively they cover a large linear area which is an important wildlife and habitat corridor.
In November 2021 a TPO had been served on the landowners and one formal objection had been received.
Members were reminded that a TPO does not preclude a planning application being submitted or determined and where a planning permission is granted any loss or impact on protected trees is mitigated as part of the planning approval.
RESOLVED THAT COMMITTEE:
Confirm the Woodland Corridor, Off Whalley Road, Mellow Brook Tree Preservation Order 2021.