Trees and Hedges

We control work on or the removal of trees and hedgerows and we are working hard to protect native woodland. The felling and restocking of woodlands is carefully controlled to protect the quality of the landscape and its wildlife value.

If you want to carry out works to a tree that is protected by a tree preservation order or is in a conservation area, you will need to apply for permission:


Trees are afforded protection under The Town & Country Planning Act 1990:

When protected trees are dead or dangerous, you can apply for Emergency Tree Works:

A list of Frequently Asked Questions:

If you wish to report an overgrown roadside tree or hedge please report this in the first instance to:


More Information:

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Planning Technical Support
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01327 322237

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