Trees in Conservation Areas

Tree Picture 1Trees in Conservation Areas which are already protected by a tree preservation order are subject to the normal tree preservation order controls.

Trees often make a major contribution to the character of a Conservation Area, consequently there are also restrictions relating to those trees which are not the subject of a tree preservation order.  You are required to give the Council 6 weeks notice in writing if you propose to carry out work.

If you are in doubt, you should contact the Council’s Tree Preservation Order Assistant who can advise whether you will need to give notice and provide you with the appropriate application forms.  Alternatively, the forms are also available from the Planning Portal, which enables you to apply online. In the meantime, you are advised not to carry out any work without the appropriate Conservation Area Consent.

If you deliberately destroy a tree in a conservation area or damage it in a manner likely to destroy it, you could be liable for a fine.

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