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- University Of Bath, University Of Bath Campus, Claverton Down
Various Trees within Zones 1 to 12 Marked Green – Please see attached zone plan & site plan. Reasons for works; Works have been recommended & form part of a new tree strategy plan, which includes a cyclical pruning & planting regime – Please see Tree Inventory & Condition Survey report. Further investigation in the form of PICUS Topographical surveys will be undertaken as part of the management plan.
The Trust therefore welcomes the creation of a management plan to ensure the future health of the woodland around campus, which makes an important contribution to the OUV of the World Heritage Site. However, we emphasise the need for a management plan to recognise the need for the careful selection of trees for felling and to ensure an ongoing programme of new and replacement planting to maintain the woodland’s screening function; this has been gradually eroded by new university development, allowing new buildings to be visible in views from rest of city.
We consequently maintain that any tree management plan across the university estate should account for the impact of any proposed works on the Green Setting OUV of the World Heritage Site and how best landscape views from the Georgian city can be protected and enhanced.