Strathard Community Council

Meeting 4 January 2018 Aberfoyle Memorial Hall

Weekly Planning Lists for January 2018

Notifications:

  1. 2017/0382/NOT Formation of 424m of forestry access track at Land Near Loch Drunkie Dam Invertrossachs Estate Achray Forest

Planning Applications:

  1. 2017/0389/DET Erection of dwellinghouse at Land Adjacent To Darach Beag Lochard Road Aberfoyle
  2. 2017/0392/DET Extension to existing Coffee shop at The Wee Blether Edendarroch Kinlochard
  3. 2017/0382/NOT Formation of 424m of forestry access track at Land Near Loch Drunkie Dam Invertrossachs Estate Achray Forest Aberfoyle. Note approval needed

Appeals:

None

Approvals:

  1. 2017/0341/HAE Erection of single storey extension at 9 Lochard Cottages Road Kinlochard

 

Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs)

“The NPA are undertaking a review of the Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs). The current TPOs being reviewed are within the Strathard Community Council area. I would like to take this opportunity to update the Community Council as to the proposed changes to the TPOs present.

The TPO at Kinlochard, which protects the large single oak tree at the junction to Bridge of Chon will be retained with no changes.

Similarly the TPO protecting the two mature conifers at Balaton (the Doctors surgery) will similarly be retained.

It is proposed to amend the TPO protecting the Poker Tree opposite Baille Nicola Jarvie Court so that only the “Poker Tree” is protected as currently the TPO also protects a number of trees on the river bank. While it is recognised that these trees have a contribution to the local setting they are not sufficiently significant to warrant a TPO.

The TPO covering the land to the north of Baille Nicol Jarvie Court, currently only covers trees in existence when the TPO was made in 1989. As part of the review assessment, the woodland was found to be composed of predominately native species and forms a “buffer” to the SSSI/SAC woodland to the west. It is currently proposed to amend the boundary to reflect the current woodland boundaries and changed the TPO to a “woodland” TPO which would protect trees of any age.

This web link provided details of the current TPOs as described above and this link is to a guidance document about the process to make a TPO.

These changes will take a number of months to implement and there will be a formal consultation period should the community council wish to make any formal representation however after discussion with Stuart Mearns, he has asked that I approach you informally with the current proposal for these TPOs.

Should you have any informal comments please do not hesitate to connect me. We would be starting the formal process early in January so if you are able to provide any comments by the 22nd December I would be grateful

Yours Sincerely

Simon Franks
Trees and Woodland Adviser
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
National Park Headquarters
Carrochan Road
Balloch
G83 8EG”