Tree Preservation Orders (TPO), conservation areas and planning issues
Planning permission and protected trees
Trees are protected in one of two ways, either by inclusion in a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) or if the trees are within a conservation area.
You will need our consent before you do any work to a TPO tree. You will need to give us written notice six weeks ahead of work on trees in conservation areas.
It is a criminal offence to carry out work to protected tree(s) without the necessary consent / notification.
TPO treework application form - this form can also be used to give Notice of Intent for work to tree(s) in a conservation Area:
To check whether trees are protected email us with details of the location and type of trees. We are unable to check a tree’s status by telephone.