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Tree preservation orders

If a tree is protected by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) or if it is within a Conservation Area it a criminal offence to carry out unauthorised works to the tree (such as felling the tree, trimming it, or damaging its roots).

Tree preservation orders

For trees protected by a TPO consent is required from the Council to carry out works to it.  Protection is also given to all trees in Conservation Areas and the Council must be formally notified of an intention to carry out any works that may affect such a tree.

A copy of the guidance notes, validation requirements, and the form to be used to apply for works to be protected trees can be found on the Council's Planning application forms & guidance notes web page.

When applications are received the Parish or Town Council are notified and our Tree Officer will visit the site.

You can check on the progress of your or any other applications online.

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