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Upper Wharfedale Trees, rivers and moorland

Delegations (1)

Here is a list of delegation notices where decisions have been delegated to an officer either:

  • under a specific express authorisation; or
  • under a general authorisation where the effect of the decision is to grant a permission or licence;  affect the rights of an individual;  or incur expenditure which materially affects the Authority’s financial position (£50,000 or above).

Delegation notices will appear on the website for 2 years. Members of the public can view older decisions on appointment via our offices.

Please note that Delegation notices from January 15 2021 onwards continue here.


Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Friday 15 January, 2021

No objection raised to the removal of three ash trees located on the beck side adjacent to Brook Street in Hebden, in the Hebden Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Monday 14 December, 2020

No objection raised to the crown reduction (up to 1 m), crown thin, reshape, and removal of deadwood and defective branches in order to manage the trees and stimulate fruit production of 22 fruit trees located at The Coach House, Crosby Ravensworth, in the Crosby Ravensworth Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodland Officer

Date: Monday 14 December, 2020

No objection raised to the felling and replacement of one cherry located in a paddock north of Keeper’s Cottage, Buckden, in the Buckden Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Monday 14 December, 2020

No objection raised to the felling of one leylandii located at Kiln Scar, Great Asby, in the Great Asby Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Monday 14 December, 2020

No objection raised to the removal of two willow from the Old Police House, Ravenstonedale, in the Ravenstonedale Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Wednesday 25 November, 2020

No objection raised to felling of one purple hazel, one hawthorn, one cypress sp., one apple, one cherry and one plum, located at East View, Maulds Meaburn, in the Maulds Meaburn Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Wednesday 25 November, 2020

No objection raised to the removal and replacement of one ash located in Langcliffe car park, Langcliffe in the Langcliffe Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Thursday 19 November, 2020

No objection raised to the removal of one Leylandii, removal of one cherry, the reduction (branch tips) of branches from one beech to remove encroachment into overhead lines and the crown thin, reshape and reduction of one limb from one laburnum located at West Winds Cottage, Buckden, in the Buckden Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Wednesday 18 November, 2020

No objection raised to the removal of three lower limbs (crown raise) and the 2m reduction of higher branches (overhanging Wharfe View and outbuildings) from one beech located at Wharfe View, Burnsall in the Burnsall Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Wednesday 25 November, 2020

No objection raised to felling and replacement of one immature sycamore located to the immediate north of Meadow House, Maulds Meaburn, in the Maulds Meaburn Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Thursday 12 November, 2020

No objection raised to the felling of two ash and one beech located at The Station House, Crosby Garrett in the Crosby Garrett Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Wednesday 4 November, 2020

No objection raised to the removal of one apple tree located at 10, Chapel Lane, Hebden in the Hebden Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Wednesday 18 November, 2020

No objection raised to the crown reduction of two cherry trees (by up to 2m) located at Reynards, Appletreewick in the Appletreewick Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Wednesday 25 November, 2020

No objection raised to the crown lift (by up to 2m), crown thin (up to 10%) and crown reduction (up to 2.5m) of one copper beech and one elm, and also the removal of one smaller, light suppressed elm, located at Draycott Hall, Fremington in the Swaledale & Arkengarthdale Barns & Walls Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Tuesday 24 November, 2020

No objection raised to the crown lift (up to 4m), rebalance, and removal of dead and defective branches from one ash and one larch which are sited in the grounds of Marton House, Clapham in the Clapham Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Tuesday 24 November, 2020

No objection raised to the following tree works:-
• T1, alder, 2m crown reduction.
• T2, holly, 1m reduction from height, crown lift to 2m, remove suckers.
• T3, holly, 2m crown reduction.
• G1 (blue area annotated on notification map, south of the pond) trim all trees back to manage size including:
o T4, blackthorn, fell (interference with drainage).
o T5, up to 3m crown reduction to manage size.
o T6 and T7 cypressus sp., fell.
• T8, cherry, fell (light supressed, poor form, in severe decline).
• T9, cherry, 2m crown reduction.
• T10 and T11, lime, 2m crown reduction, 20% crown thin (crown raise T11 to 2m to remove small side branches).
• T12 and T13, beech, 2m crown reduction, 20% crown thin.
• T14, beech, fell (light suppressed, poor form, no future due to proximity to other trees).
• T15, leylandii, fell or reduce by half and trim back branches.

All trees located in the garden to the north west of Phoenix Cottage, Hebden in the Hebden Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Friday 13 November, 2020

No objection raised to the removal of one larch cultivar located at Peat Gate Head, Low Row in the Swaledale & Arkengarthdale Barns & Walls Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Thursday 12 November, 2020

Consent given for a 5m crown lift (to remove epicormic growth) and a 2m crown reduction carried out via natural target pruning on one sycamore located to the SW of The Vicarage, Orton, covered by TPO No.6 (Orton) 1959.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (d)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Thursday 5 November, 2020

Consent given to crown thin one sycamore by 10%, located at Hilltop Cottage, Calton covered by Tree Preservation Order No. 3 (Calton) 1986.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (d)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Friday 13 November, 2020

No objection raised to the felling of one sycamore and one ash located on land adjacent to Urlay Nook, Askrigg in the Askrigg Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Wednesday 4 November, 2020

No objection raised to the removal of one elder and one ash located at Linton House, Linton in the Linton Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Thursday 5 November, 2020

No objection raised to the removal of one cherry, located at Beckfield House, Long Preston in the Long Preston Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Thursday 5 November, 2020

No objection raised to the removal of one holly, located at Walden View, Carperby in the Carperby Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Monday 9 November, 2020

No objection raised to the removal of one Lawson’s cypress located in the parking area at the rear of the Boars Head, Long Preston in the Long Preston Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Monday 9 November, 2020

No objection raised to the felling of one poplar located at Glen Calva, Arkengarthdale, in the Swaledale & Arkengarthdale Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Wednesday 4 November, 2020

No objection raised to the removal of one cherry and reduction of one sycamore to 10m (located at Greenrigg, Sedbergh), the reduction of one ash (up to 5m) located at SD65449151 south of the Hirst Centre, and the canopy removal from a further sycamore (leaving a habitat pole) located in Akay Field, Sedbergh in the Sedbergh Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Monday 9 November, 2020

No objection raised to the felling of three alder and one sycamore located at Strands Farmhouse, Gunnerside in the Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Barns and Walls Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Friday 16 October, 2020

Consent given to remove one Sycamore, crown raise a second Sycamore by 8m (removing epicormic growth) and cutting one damaged Ash tree branch back to the branch collar, located on land adjacent to the Quaker Meeting House, Bainbridge covered by Tree Preservation Order No. 1 (Bainbridge) 1980.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (d)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Monday 12 October, 2020

No objection raised to reducing one ash to a 5-6m habitat pole. The tree is located at the rear of High Gill House, Low Row, in the Swaledale & Arkengarthdale Barns and Walls Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Friday 16 October, 2020

No objection raised to carrying out a crown reduction of one oak by 1-2m, located at Hill View, Maulds Meaburn, in the Maulds Meaburn Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Friday 16 October, 2020

No objection raised to the crown thin (up to 10%) and crown reduce via natural target pruning (up to 1m) two  apple trees located at Gable End, Great Asby, in the Great Asby Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Friday 16 October, 2020

No objection raised to the removal of one willow, one sycamore and one spruce located at Town Head Farmhouse, Long Preston, in the Long Preston Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Friday 16 October, 2020

No objection raised to the felling of four ash trees located at The Red Lion Hotel, Burnsall, in the Burnsall Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Tuesday 29 September, 2020

No objection raised to the removal on nine non-native ornamental conifers located at Hodgson House, Great Asby in the Great Asby Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nigel Metcalfe

Date: Monday 19 October, 2020

approval was given for the erection of one pedestrian gate on footpath No 10 in the Parish of Carperby cum Thoresby, Wensleydale.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 6.1 (j)

Originating Officer: Paul Wilkinson

Date: Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Authorisation for the closure of part of the footpath No.540009 to Ladies Well, Kirkby Lonsdale, for the purposes of replacing the footbridge. Located at grid reference SD 6106 7906.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 6.1 (h)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Friday 9 October, 2020

No objection was raised to the removal of one sycamore (T2 within the Bowland Ecology Tree Risk Management Appraisal dated August 2020), two beech (T8 and T10), one cherry (T24), one ash (T38) and one downy birch (T40). All trees are located within the Clapham Conservation Area. A number of notified tree works to remove deadwood and storm damaged branches is considered exempt.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Thursday 1 October, 2020

No objection was raised to felling one ash located at Hollins Farm, Low Row in the Swaledale & Arkengarthdale Barns & Walls Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Consent given to remove one limb from one ash tree, located at Hill Top Cottage, Calton, covered by Tree Preservation Order No. 3 (Calton) 1986.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (d)

Originating Officer: Rob Ashford

Date: Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Authority for the granting of a licence for use of Clapham car park
on Thursday 1st October between 1000 and 1700 for the purpose
of a staff meeting for the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 6.1 m

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Monday 28 September, 2020

No objection was raised to the crown thin (up to 10%) of one sycamore tree located on land adjacent to 18, Tannery Lane, Embsay in the Embsay Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Tuesday 22 September, 2020

No objection was raised to the removal of one ash located on the roadside to the west of Wood Bank and Brook Cottage, Crosby Ravensworth in the Crosby Ravensworth Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Thursday 17 September, 2020

No objection was raised to the removal of one beech located in Akay field, Sedbergh; removal of one Corsican pine and the 4.5m crown lift of one thuja, one holly and one beech located at Sedgwick House, Sedbergh; the crown reduction (up to 40%) of one ash located at Winder Drive, Sedbergh, and the heavy crown reduction and rebalance of one oak located at grid reference SD 6573 9121 in the Sedbergh Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Wednesday 16 September, 2020

No objection was raised to felling three ash and crown lifting a fourth ash (removing the three lower branches) located at Park Bottom, Litton in the Littondale Barns & Walls Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Wednesday 16 September, 2020

No objection was raised to the removal of six leylandii located at 27, Fairholme, Sedbergh in the Sedbergh Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Tuesday 15 September, 2020

No objection was raised to the felling of one sycamore, a second sycamore pole, a rowan and an ash, located at The Sycamores, Orton in the Orton Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Tuesday 15 September, 2020

No objection was raised to the 1 m crown reduction, 15% crown thin and 5 m crown lift of one birch located at Beckside Barn, Orton in the Orton Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Friday 11 September, 2020

No objection was raised to removing three branches (4m crown raise) from a group of ash located adjacent to Long Barn, High Fremington in the Swaledale & Arkengarthdale  Barns & Walls Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Monday 7 September, 2020

No objection raised to the crown lift (up to 5m) and crown thin (up to 20%) of one elm and one alder located at Holme Croft, Linton, in the Linton Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2(e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Thursday 13 August, 2020

No objection raised to the crown reduction of one cherry (by up to 30%), located at Beckfield House, Long Preston, in the Long Preston Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2(e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Thursday 13 August, 2020

Consent given to thin trees within a woodland located east of Orchards House, Sedbergh, covered by Tree Preservation Order No. 2 (Sedbergh) 1970 (W5).

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2(d)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Thursday 13 August, 2020

Consent is given to fell two sycamore, crown lift one yew (by up to 4m) and crown reduce a second yew (by 20%), located at Shamba, Clapham covered by Tree Preservation Order No. 3 (Clapham) 1985 (A1).

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2(d)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Thursday 13 August, 2020

No objection raised to the removal of one beech at Taitlands, Stainforth, within the Settle to Carlisle Railway Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2 (e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Friday 7 August, 2020

No objection raised to the following tree works: • Removal of ten cypresses sp; • Removal of one ash; • Reduce one willow to 1.5m; • Reduce two Irish yew to 4m; • Reduce one laburnum to 3m; • Reduce two lilac to 2m; • Crown raise one sycamore to 4m above ground level; • Crown raise one lime to 4m above ground level; • Remove two branches from a second sycamore and crown reduce by 2m; • Crown reduce one apple tree by 3m; • Reduce the height of one cherry (to height of summer house); • Remove the lowest branch from a second ash; • Crown reduce one sweet chestnut to remove interference with the summer house; • Crown reduce one elder to remove interference with the summer house.

The trees are located in the garden of Wyvern, Station Master’s House, Midland Hill, Kirkby Stephen in the Settle to Carlisle Railway Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2(e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Thursday 6 August, 2020

No objection raised to the crown lift (up to 6m) of one sycamore and crown reduction (up to 25%) of one Rosacea species located at The Rectory, Burnsall, in the Burnsall Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2(e)

Originating Officer: Nicola Child, Trees & Woodlands Officer

Date: Thursday 6 August, 2020

No objection raised to the crown reduction of one yew (up to 25%) and the felling of one sycamore located within the garden of Rectory Cottage, Burnsall, nor the felling of one ash and the crown lift and crown reduction of one hawthorn (not removing more than 25% of foliage), located within the field south west of Rectory Cottage, Burnsall in the Burnsall Conservation Area.

Relevant paragraph from Delegation Scheme: C 4.2(e)