Tree Preservation Orders

Where the Council considers that a tree or group of trees should be protected it may impose a Tree Preservation Order.

Consent is required from the Council before any work, including pruning or felling, is carried out on any tree which is covered by such an Order. Consent to fell trees protected by an Order will only normally be given where there are sound arboricultural or environmental reasons to do so. If you are unsure please read the latest position on protected trees. In granting permission, the Council may require replanting with a suitable species.

For further information on Trees and Tree Preservation Orders look at the related Supplementary Planning Guidance documents on trees (SPGs).

Trees in Conservation Areas

Trees in Conservation Areas also benefit from protection. For further information on Trees and Tree Preservation Orders look at the related Supplementary Planning guidance documents on trees (SPGs).

Which trees have a Preservation Order on them?

To see which trees have a preservation order on them visit Maps Online, expand the Constraints heading in the left hand column, select the option(s) you wish to view on the map and then zoom in to the area you are looking for.

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