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Jack Hobbs

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  1. They sent me a letter about the possibility of costs. Thank you
  2. Ref: 0199/19 (other house) Ref: 2070/19 (mine) Redbridge Council
  3. Hi everyone, I've just recently found out, after complaining for over 6 months. The council approved a application to fell a TPO - Monkey Puzzle tree, in the front garden of a double fronted property, but refused me permission to fell a identical TPO Monkey Puzzle tree, in my front garden, single fronted property. 20 seconds walk from the other property. Both applications were completed by the same tree company. Both did not provide any technical or professional representations. Both trees in good health (was confirmed.) He was not even required to plant a replacement tree. Nobody in the council knows why it was approved. They have lost the tree officer's report and all the other documents, clearcut maladminstration. First they refused to answer my questions and now they lost all the other documents too, what a coincidence! So it all makes sense, why the Head of Planning and Building Control made false allegations against me, he was trying to gag me and shut down my enquiry. Tree Officer report? Refused Reason(s) it was approved? Refused Why no replacement was required? Refused I've reported it to the council's Monitoring Officer. My appeal is taking place in the next few months, if the inspector makes me plant a replacement tree, and I quote him the above property was not required to plant a replacement tree, he will not take any notice of it, yet the council refused to give me a reason why a replacement tree was not required, they said you will need to talk to the PINS inspector. Which means nobody is accountable, unbelievable. Regards, Jack
  4. Hi everyone, I've just recently found out, after complaining for over 6 months. The council approved a application to fell a TPO - Monkey Puzzle tree, in the front garden of a double fronted property, but refused me to fell a identical TPO Monkey Puzzle tree, in my front garden, single fronted property. 20 seconds walk from my property. Both applications were completed by the same tree company. Both did not provide any technical or professional representations. Both trees in good health (was confirmed.) He was not even required to plant a replacement tree. Nobody in the council knows why it was approved. They have lost the tree officer's report and all the other documents, clearcut maladminstration. First they refused to answer my questions and now they lost all documents, what a coincidence! So it all makes sense, why the Head of Planning and Building Control made false allegations against me, he was trying to gag me and shut down my enquiry. Tree Officer report? Refused Reason(s) it was approved? Refused Why no replacement was required? Refused I've reported it to the council's Monitoring Officer. My appeal is taking place in the next few months, if the inspector makes me plant a replacement tree, and I quote him the above property was not required to plant a replacement tree, he will not take any notice of it, yet the council refused to give me a reason why a replacement tree was not required, they said you will need to talk to the PINS inspector. Which means nobody is accountable, unbelievable. Regards, Jack
  5. Hi guys, I will try to give you as much information as possible. London Borough of Redbridge Ref/2070/19 I've owned the property since Oct 2017 The previous owner had the footing/drop kerb done over 30 years ago. This was done without permission, as it is not a classified road, so the previous owner only required consent from the highways, not planning permission. The TPO was only confirmed in 2010, the driveway has been in use since 1990 - 2017, so how can the council, after 30 years say you can't now park your car on your driveway. The tree is in the middle of the driveway, so there is room for 2 cars, left and right of the tree. The council have confirmed I'm not allowed to park on the driveway, given me a warning, if I park there then I would be committing an offence under the Town and Planning Act 1990. They only reason they banned me, because I questioned them and asked them to reconsider my application, on the basis another house, less than a minutes from mine, got permission to remove a indentical monkey puzzle tree, but he also did not provide any technical or professional representations. That tree was also in the front garden, in good health. There are no supporting documents or anything on the website to support the felling of the tree, No aboricultural report, no Tree officer report and no pictures, little bit strange??? They did not like the fact, I asked them to review their decision the council was fuming. All the other houses with TPO's, where the owner has request permission to fell a protected tree, they all have provided professional/technical representations, i.e, aboricultural report, and there are also pictures and tree officer report on the website, but not the house that is less than 1 minute work from mine (Ref: 0199/19). They should not be able to get away with it. My grounds of challenge is that Redbridge Council has failed to have regard to the importance of consistency in decision making, it is well established case law that previous planning decisions are capable of being material considerations, meaning that they may need to be taken into account by those determining subsequent applications for permission. Two recent decisions in the High Court have now emphasised the importance of consistency in planning decisions and the clear reasons to be given where inconsistencies arise. Breach of Human rights Act 1998 - Protocol 1, Article 1 protects your right to enjoy your property peacefully, If anyone can help it would really appreciate it.
  6. Hi all, My front driveway has large mature tree in the middle of the driveway, which has a TPO. I applied to the council to drop other half of the payment, (about 45% was already done by the previous owner, to allow me to park 2 vehicles on my driveway. The council approved the application, did not impose any conditions about the tree. I have recently applied to the council to fell the protected tree, which was refused on amenity grounds. They also acused me of damaging the tree by parking vehicles on my driveway, and said they would take me to court if the tree dies or is unstable. I've actually never parked on my driveway, as it is currently not fit for purpose. I know full planning permission overrides a TPO, by authorising the dropping of the kerb infront of the tree, should that not override the TPO, as this clearly indicates I'm allowed to park near the tree. I purchased the house with a half drop kerb, now they are saying I can't park on my driveway, so my house is worth less, can I take legal action against them, for loss of parking? I hope someone can help.

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