Review of Arboricultural Management of Council Trees
Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Culture, Leisure & Communities [previously Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Tourism], Executive Member for Culture, Leisure & Tourism
Decision status: Decision Made
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Report: This policy document will contain information on tree
protection, tree planting & replacement, tree maintenance and
tree related insurance claims.
The Executive Member will be asked to approve the new policy.
This report will be considered by the Learning & Culture Policy and Scrutiny (Pre Decision Calling In) Committee on Wednesday 15 June 2016.
The Executive Member for Culture, Leisure & Tourism will make his decision during his Executive Member Decision Session on 24June 2016.
Resolved: That the policy for the management of the Council’s public trees be agreed subject to the following amendments;
Tree Removal and Pruning
· Policy Statement 6: The removal of the word retain so that it reads-To increase light levels or change the view in or out of a private property.
· Clarification of Policy Statement 16 (Funding of Tree Work by Third Parties) to define the nature of the work and outline under what circumstances it should be approved.
Reason: (i) To ensure that the Council’s duty of care toward tree management and protection remains consistent and transparent and that resources are used to the best effect.
(ii) To give a better understanding of tree management practices in York
(iii) To protect valuable trees from unnecessary damage, inappropriate work or removal.
Report author: Dave Meigh
Publication date: 24/06/2016
Date of decision: 24/06/2016
Effective from: 29/06/2016