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Woodland at Station Approach, Edale, Derbyshire S33 72A   Tree Preservation Order 95/2021

THIS IS A FORMAL NOTICE to let you know that on 27 August 2021 we made the above tree preservation order.

Tree preservation order: 95/2021 Station Approach, Edale

TPO Notice of Making: 95/2021 Station Approach, Edale

In simple terms, no one is allowed to cut down, top or lop without our permission any of the trees described in the Schedule of the order and shown on the map.

We have made the order because

The woodland protected by the Tree Preservation Order comprises:

  • Mixed woodland of mature and semi-mature Scots Pine, semi-mature yews and semi-mature holly with occasional young oak and ash.

The trees are clearly visible from:

  • Edale Station, both platforms and Edale Station Car Park
  • The public highway, Station Approach, Edale S33 7ZA

The trees are partially visible from:

  • Edale Recreation Ground Car Park
  • Edale Recreation Ground

The loss of this small woodland of mature and semi-mature trees would have a negative impact on the character of the landscape, the local environment and its enjoyment by the public.

The woodland is in fair condition, has a very suitable retention span and high public visibility. Given its position immediately south of the platform at Edale Station, the woodland provides significant screening of the railway track and station, both aural and visual, for local residents. The woodland makes a significant contribution to the character of the area and is therefore considered to be of sufficient public amenity and arboricultural quality to merit protection by a tree preservation order (TPO).

There is an important expediency argument for placing a TPO on this woodland, as a s.211 notification has been submitted proposing extensive woodland management works within the woodland and objections have been received from local residents, stating loss of canopy cover, associated loss of wildlife, loss of a sense of ‘wildness’ within Edale, loss of screening that the woodland provides and objections to increased car parking facilities for visitors.

The order came into force, on a temporary basis, on 27 August 2021, and will remain in force for six months. During this time we will decide whether the order should be given permanent status.

People affected by the order have a right to object or make comments on any of the trees or woodlands covered before we decide whether the order should be made permanent.

If you would like to make any objections or comments, please make sure we receive them in writing by 7 October 2021. Your comments must meet regulation 6 of the Town and Country Planning (Tree Preservation) (England) Regulations 2012 (a copy is set out below). Please send your comments to Felicity Stout Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1AE. We will carefully consider all objections and comments before deciding whether to make the order permanent.

We will write to you again when we have made our decision. In the meantime, if you would like any more information or have any questions about this letter and notice, please contact Felicity Stout address as above and telephone number 01629816308.

Peak District National Park Authority

COPY OF REGULATION 6 OF THE TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (TREE PRESERVATION)(ENGLAND) REGULATIONS 2012

Objections and representations

6(1) Subject to paragraph (2), objections and representations-

(a) shall be made in writing and-

(i)delivered to the authority not later than the date specified by them under regulation 5(2)(c); or

(ii) sent to the authority in a properly addressed and pre-paid letter posted at such time that, in the ordinary course of post, it would be delivered to them not later than that date;

(b) shall specify the particular trees, groups of trees or woodlands (as the case may be) in respect of which the objections or representations are made; and

(c) in the case of an objection, shall state the reasons for the objection.

6(2)The authority may treat as duly made objections and representations which do not comply with the requirements of paragraph (1) if, in the particular case, they are satisfied that compliance with those requirements could not reasonably have been expected.

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