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Trees in conservation areas

All trees, regardless of species, are protected by the conservation area status as long as the trunk diameter is greater than 75mm when measured at 1.5m above ground level.

A conservation area can be defined as an area of special architectural or historical interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance.

If you are planning to carry out work to any tree(s) within a conservation area you will need to give your local planning authority 6 weeks notice of the proposed work. You can download the 'Tree works: trees in conservation areas/ subject to TPOs' application form via the Planning Portal.

During the 6 weeks notice we will:

  • consider whether the tree is worthy of a tree preservation order
  • consult the relevant parish council as to whether they have any objection to the proposed work

Current planning applications related to trees

You can search or comment on current planning applications online.

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