I see from the North Kesteven District Council's Planning Online page that a further planning application has been submitted for:
- The Vicarage, The Green, Nocton
The applicant's first planning application (13/1447/HOUS) resulted in certain constraints being put in place. These related to the mature trees located in the vicarage garden, especially with regard to root protection, removal of topsoils and excavation or change of ground levels.
Extract from comments by the Tree Officer:
"The proposed widening of the drive and associated parking area with walls and garage are all likely to have significant impact on the rooting areas of T7 and T2 and to a lesser extent T8."
The Delegated Officer Report of Approval of 19 March 2014 stated:
"Original designs proposed the garage closer to the front boundary which raised numerous issues relating to the impact upon trees. Subsequently amended plans have been received and the location of the garage in amended plan SRS/1492TOV/01 mitigates against impacts to tree roots."
It seems the constraints were placed to ensure the retention of features which are important to the character and amenity of the surrounding area to accord with saved policy LW4 of the Local Plan.
I am wondering whether these constraints will similarly apply to any new build in this location too?