Further to the article published on this site (scroll down to 9th May), the Planning Enforcement Officer at SBC has forwarded the following update:
"I can confirm to date we have had:
- 15 positive responses confirming that missing trees have been replanted.
- 3 negative responses refusing to replant for various reasons
- 180 is the total number of trees protected under TPO30
- 62 trees identified as missing
I will be doing another survey to confirm the above status and will then be following up on those that either have not responded or have refused to replant. I will keep you updated of our progress.
As to enforcement, she continues: "....we prioritise in terms of the harm caused (similar in all these cases) and the likelihood of successful prosecution. I will update you further once we have carried out the survey to confirm."