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In East Launceston TAS on “Residential - Demolish...” at 14-16 St Georges Square East Launceston TAS 7250:

Sharon Melville commented

Re DA0115/2019 Launceston City Council
I have serious concerns that this application has not addressed the issue of the two Sequoi trees that are on the adjoining property at the rear of 16 St Georges Square. Since the new development will be only 2 meters from the rear boundary, this will compromise the survival of these trees.

These trees are currently listed on the National Trust Significant Tree Register and are over 120 years old. They are much more significant than the trees identified on the Development Application. Due to their enormous size, works around their root system will not only have an impact on the trees themselves but on the surrounding property foundations as well. I understand an arborist's report has been prepared regarding the work intended on block 16 which concludes that the trees will not survive the proposed works. The death of these trees will impact all the surrounding properties.

On the heritage side the death of these trees will be a significant loss as there are very few sequoias of this age and size in the Launceston area and will impact the visual amenity of this area.

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