Tree preservation orders and trees in conservation areas
 

A Tree Preservation Order (TPO) is made by Local Authorities and provides legal protection to specified individual trees, groups of trees, woodlands or areas. Unless exemptions apply an offence is committed if trees are damaged or if work is undertaken to protected trees without prior written consent from the Local Authority. Trees in conservation areas are provisionally protected and unless exemptions apply an offence is committed if trees are damaged or if work is undertaken to trees in conservation areas without 6 weeks' prior written notification to the Local Authority.

We are able to advise clients in relation to trees protected by a TPO or growing within a conservation area.

We are able to submit TPO applications (and Conservation Area notifications) for work required to protected trees. This will be supported by sufficient information necessary for the Local Planning Authority to fully determine the application, being sufficiently thorough to stand up to scrutiny at appeal if consent is refused.

TPO's should only be used on trees of sufficiently high quality and value such that their protection is justified. If a TPO is placed on trees which are not suitable for protection, we are able to prepare a robust objection to the Local Authority that made the order.

   
   
   
   
   
   
     
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