The Town and Country
Planning Act gives power to local planning authorities (lpa) to make provision
for the protection trees that make a significant contribution to the character
and appearance of an area. This protection comes in the form of Tree
Preservation Order (TPO) and Conservation Area (CA). Where trees are protected by TPO or located
within a CA it is an offense to carry out tree works without making formal
application or notification, respectively.
Living in close
proximity to trees can however have its disadvantages and it is accepted that
work intended to reduce/removal nuisance is justified at times. As the onus is on the applicant to
demonstrate that tree work is justified and the lpa is not obliged to approve
unjustified works, we can provide advice on how best to manage your trees and
present the pertinent information in the required format and using standard
terminology that will maximise the changes of a positive result.