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I have had a application knocked back because  using google maps/satellite pic does not show an accurate position of the tree in relation to the dwelling and boundary, which has me at a bit of a loos as there's only one tree, which has a big red arrow pointing to it. i have used google before, has anything changed?

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41 minutes ago, Craig Johnson said:

I have had a application knocked back because  using google maps/satellite pic does not show an accurate position of the tree in relation to the dwelling and boundary, which has me at a bit of a loos as there's only one tree, which has a big red arrow pointing to it. i have used google before, has anything changed?

That sounds a little bit anal on their behalf. Did you draw a plan of sorts too and submit photos?

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1 hour ago, Michael Edwards said:

Its to do with copyright i think. I was told to stop using copy/pasted google maps and also the councils own mapping system and drawing my tree locations over the top for this reason.

I have also been told similar, but if you read the google maps terms and conditions you can use them in reports. You have to reference them. 

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I have also been told similar, but if you read the google maps terms and conditions you can use them in reports. You have to reference them. 
Good to know, thanks. It beats using mspaint to freehand houses and gardens!

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Craig,  I have used Google maps on all my applications in the last few years, Never had a problem with my local To's (Beds)

Could understand if you have a large group of trees, But, as you have done, with a large pointy arrow and a good description of the tree, I cannot see why the TO would have a problem....

 

I thought they made a lot more sense then a line drawing and then trying to draw a top down scale size canopy,  Plus easier to carry out the application with the Planning Portal.

 

Hope the TO sees sense 

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I don't have a problem with that.  There is no stipulation on how a plan is presented in the regulations.  However, it must be clear enough with the description and the plan to easily identify the tree(s).  I don't have a problem with an arborist using our map, the orginal TPO map, OS plan whatever.  So long as I can identify the tree.  As a point, I use google earth to plot some of my work.

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