Flats turned down over tree damage fears

A proposal for 11 flats in a Greater Manchester conservation area has been refused after an inspector considered it likely that it would adversely affect the future well-being of protected trees.

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.


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