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Springwood wood.

Postby Uncled8249 » 01 Mar 2011, 17:32

HEY! I think this is my first rant...here goes > > >

Are you aware that Springwood Wood has a new owner. He has planning permission to tidy up the trees (remove some). Object to this plan before the tidying up of some trees becomes some new dwellings.

http://www.west-norfolk.gov.uk go to planning applications./ comment on planning applications / then view and comment on planning applications on line.

the ref.no. for this application is 11/0005/tpo

I think they make it so difficult to find they hope you will give up. Please Don`t.
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Re: Springwood wood.

Postby speedygonzalez » 02 Mar 2011, 10:21

Thank you. I certainly wasn't aware of this and I don't think our local councillor was either going by his last newsletter. I've emailed him him to make him aware.

This may also be useful

http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/en/camp ... cation.pdf
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Re: Springwood wood.

Postby speedygonzalez » 02 Mar 2011, 19:30

I think the wood is safe. Our local councillor has checked the planning application out and it's an old 1993 one. I'd liked to see the wood improved (similar to what's been done with Reffley Wood) but no house building on it.
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Re: Springwood wood.

Postby Alastair » 02 Mar 2011, 20:36

The reference number..

11/0005/tpo

.. would indicate the 5th tree preservation order application of 2011. The first two numbers on an application relate to the year.

But it doesn't show up on a planning application search, is there a link to the online application?
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Re: Springwood wood.

Postby Uncled8249 » 02 Mar 2011, 21:43

Hey that sounds good speedy. thanks.


I did put links on from the objection page Alastair but they would not work at all. Only way is to go to http://www.west-norfolk.gov.uk and follow the planning page buttons. See above

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Re: Springwood wood.

Postby Alastair » 02 Mar 2011, 22:23

I tried that, but that reference can't be found.

After many different approaches I've found it through searching for "spring wood" ("springwood" didn't work).

Not enough zeroes in the reference number, it's 11/00005/TPO. Put this in the search and it works ok.

A certain amount of management is essential for any semi-managed woodland. Some of the trees are identified in the report as failing national guidelines for safety so no objection is likely to be accepted for these trees.

The best approach is probably not to raise generic objections, but instead to raise constructive concerns and request restrictions be replaced on the works to ensure that a long term management plan is followed to maximise the community and environmental benefit of the woodland. To include replanting, etc.

Interestingly it's due to be determined by 15th March, which would preclude anything other than emergency works to the hazardous trees until after the nesting season.

I think the local councillor that Speedy has spoken to is looking at the wrong application. This is definitely a current application, submitted on 1st February 2011.
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Re: Springwood wood.

Postby speedygonzalez » 03 Mar 2011, 06:42

Hands up- my error. I only looked under Springwood not Spring Wood. However, the councillor is aware of the current TPO and would certainly be on our side. I'd to see the wood revitalised with new trees planted but certainly no houses.
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Re: Springwood wood.

Postby HeidiK » 13 Mar 2011, 14:17

Please everyone! were not just focusing on the trees and the TPO, we not contemplating the everlasting damage and the effects on the environment, not to mention the protected species such as the Bats, Badgers and the lesser spotted woodpecker etc..... it is imperative that we include the animals as well as the environment and the TPO. Also a key point to remember is that many people for over 20 years have used springwood as a right of way. You can build on a TPO, but you cannot build on a right of way.
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Re: Springwood wood.

Postby speedygonzalez » 14 Mar 2011, 07:47

Good points Heidi. I have seen two types of woodpecker there and there's at least a couple of Muntjac deer. I also cut through there sometimes as well.
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Re: Springwood wood.

Postby Uncled8249 » 14 Mar 2011, 13:11

I have received an email from the council suggesting that there will be no dwellings built, it is just that the wood is being tidied up..
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Re: Springwood wood.

Postby speedygonzalez » 08 May 2011, 17:21

Some photographs of the wood taken this afternoon. They're not fancy as I had a dog poo bag in one hand and a dog on a lead in the other hand!

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Re: Springwood wood.

Postby speedygonzalez » 08 May 2011, 17:23

......and a couple more.

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Re: Springwood wood.

Postby speedygonzalez » 08 May 2011, 17:24

The final two!

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Re: Springwood wood.

Postby EWW » 08 May 2011, 18:04

Its a good job you put the right hand to you eye then :roll:
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Re: Springwood wood.

Postby speedygonzalez » 08 May 2011, 20:04

:-D Yes - could have been very messy otherwise!
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