Trees in conservation areas
Most trees in conservation areas are protected
if they are over 75mm diameter, measured 1.5 metres above ground
level. Exemptions, as described in relation to Tree
Preservation Order (TPO) applications, also apply.
Works to or felling of trees in a conservation area are unlawful unless six weeks' notice in writing is given us. (This is referred to as a Section 211 notice). This gives us an opportunity to consider making a TPO. As we are not granting consent in such cases, we cannot
impose any conditions. However, if trees are removed in
contravention of the notice or as an exemption, then the landowner
has a duty to plant another tree. A TPO will be made if the
proposed works are considered unacceptable and the usual
requirements for making a TPO are met.
Follow this link for an application form for works to trees in a conservation area.
Applications for works to trees in conservation Areas are dealt with by Planning Officers under delegated powers,
in consultation with the Trees and Woodlands team.
Please remember that it is an offence
to carry out works to a tree in a conservation area without giving us six weeks' notice. The penalties are the
same as those for contravening a TPO.