Decision details

TPO/2018/12 - Tree Preservation Order for T1 Beech Tree, Land north of Friar Row, Caldbeck

Decision Maker: Development Panel

Decision status: Implemented

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No




Tim Cartmell with Paul Graham of Cumbria Tree Services spoke on behalf of the Parish Council. They specifically questioned the Council’s TEMPO assessment of the tree and compared it with one undertaken by Mr Graham. The Parish Council’s TEMPO score did not merit a TPO.




The Application recommended that the made order TPO/12/2018 for the Beech tree at Land North of Friar Row, Caldbeck be confirmed.


The Planning and Building Control Manager confirmed to members that the TPO was made on 24th September 2018 and read a statement of objection of the TPO from Mr Coulthard.


The Planning and Building Control Manager presented images of the Tree and the vicinity and confirmed that the Council Assessment, using the TEMPO scoring method was 16, which merits a TPO.


Members noted the representations received in respect of the application, the main grounds which were set out in the report.


Members then asked questions of the speakers and officers and debate ensued in relation to the comparison of the two TEMPO assessments (one behalf of the Borough and Parish Council). A specific query was made by members as to whether the tree under consideration was part of a group as this affected the TEMPO score. The Council’s Planning Officer confirmed it was.


Councillor Farebrother then moved to confirm the TPO as per officer’s recommendation.


This was seconded by Councillor Pegram.


A vote was taken on the motion, 6 voted in favour, 2 against and 1 abstention.


The motion was carried.




That the order TPO/12/2018 be confirmed.








Report author: Shona Reid

Publication date: 06/03/2019

Date of decision: 05/03/2019

Decided at meeting: 05/03/2019 - Development Panel

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