Decision details

Proposed Felling of One Pine Tree at West Fryerne, Parkside Road, Reading

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Executive Director of Economic Growth and Neighbourhood Services submitted a report on the proposed felling of one Council-owned Pine tree (T1) at West Fryerne, Parkside Road, Reading, which was subject to Tree Preservation Order No. 6/07, and seeking delegated authority for officers to approve the felling.  A TPO Plan was attached to the report.


The report explained that an application had been received from Reading Borough Council’s Parks service seeking consent to fell one Pine tree within the car park of West Fryerne, Parkside Road, located on the boundary with the YMCA (application reference 211469/TPO).  The reason for felling was that the Pine was leaning and had been growing into the boundary wall with the YMCA for many years. The Parks department had considered alternative options to felling, but the damage to the wall was irreparable without causing significant damage to the roots of the tree such that its structural integrity would be compromised.  Both the tree and wall presented a potential hazard.  Photographs were provided in Appendix 2 of the report.


The report noted that consultation on the proposed felling would end on 9 November 2021, but due to the risk that was currently presented officers were seeking authority to consider any comments received and approve the felling application if no substantive objections were received.


Resolved –


That the Assistant Director of Planning, Transport and Regulatory Services be authorised to approve the proposed felling, subject to no substantive objections being received.

Publication date: 23/11/2021

Date of decision: 03/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 03/11/2021 - Planning Applications Committee

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