The inspector noted that the majority of trees on the site would be retained and for the most part the development would not impinge on root protection areas. However, he found that development would occur within the spread of some of the trees and substantial pruning would be required to maintain adequate distances from the principal rooms. The trees would darken some rooms even when pruned, he found, making it inevitable that future residents would press for their removal.
DCS Number 100-050-359
Inspector Keith Manning; Inquiry.