Issue details

‘Save Bretton Oak Tree’ Petition – Action to be taken

The purpose of this report is to determine whether or not to implement the felling consent for an oak tree in Bretton.For the avoidance of doubt, the consent to fell already lawfully exists, and Cabinet is not being asked to redetermine such consent. Cabinet is simply being asked whether to implement the consent, or, if it determines not to implement the consent, indicate what alternative form of action is considered most appropriate. 

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Bretton;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 19/01/2022

Reason for urgency:

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
The Cabinet may resolve to exclude the press and public from the meeting for this item of business as it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in:

- Paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 – information relating to any individual
- Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 – information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding
that information).

The report is exempt as it relates to data provided to the Council as part of an ongoing insurance claim and therefore the Council is only able to use that data for the purposes of dealing with the claim and cannot make it public. In addition, the report provides advice on the Council’s liability and therefore also has litigation privilege.

Decision due: 21 Feb 2022 by Cabinet

Lead director: Executive Director Place and Economy

Department: Place and Economy

Contact: Richard Kay, Head of Sustainable Growth Strategy, Email:

Consultation process

The original tree works application was duly consulted upon in accordance with all necessary procedures. Post a decision, a tree felling notification consultation was also duly undertaken in accordance with all necessary procedures. Officers are confident there have been no failures in respect of appropriate consultation.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources Scrutiny Committee


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