Last updated: 20 November 2023
Next review: 20 November 2024
Section 198 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 gives us powers to make a Tree Preservation Order (TPO). This is to protect trees and woodlands for amenity purposes.
A tree preservation order (TPO) bans the cutting down, lopping, topping, uprooting, wilful damage, or destruction of tree(s) without our consent.
If you’re unsure whether a tree on your property is covered by a TPO, or if you live in a conservation area, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also call us and ask for the duty planning officer.
Applying for works for protected trees
You can apply for works to protected trees on the Planning Portal.
There, you’ll find full details of how to apply, and Government guidance on Tree Protection Orders.
Give us at least five days’ notice before doing any works necessary, where a protected tree is considered to be dead or dangerous.
Send the notice plus photographic evidence to: email@example.com.