Protected Trees

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.