Report recommends refusing plan to cut down protected oak tree in Burntwood

A report has recommended rejecting a proposal to cut down an oak tree in Burntwood.

The oak trees on land behind Boulton Close. Pic: Lichfield District Council

The oak trees on land behind Boulton Close. Pic: Lichfield District Council

An application had been submitted to remove the tree at the rear of Boulton Close and prune another.

The homeowner behind the application had wanted to see the work carried out due to them blocking sunlight to a back garden, as well as concerns about falling branches.

But a report to be heard by Lichfield District Council’s planning committee has recommended rejecting plans to remove tree preservation orders to enable the work to be carried out.

It added that both trees were in “reasonable health” and that pruning would make little impact on the sunlight reaching the back garden during the summer months.

Councillors will make a final decision at a meeting next week.

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