Tree Preservation Orders & Conservation
If your property is within a Conservation Area or you have a Tree Preservation Order, you most likely require planning permission from your local authority.
The law requires that anyone proposing to cut down or carry out any work on any tree, with a stem diameter of more than 75 mm, when measured at 1.5 metres height above ground level, in a conservation area must give
the council six weeks notice of their intentions. Work may only be undertaken either when permission has been given or the six weeks has expired. The Landowner & Company can face unlimited penalties for disregarding
Tree Preservation Orders
A TPO is a planning control protecting trees that are seen as making a significant contribution to the amenity of the local landscape. TPOs are there to protect trees which are visually prominent, but other aspects such as
wildlife value, rarity or cultural significance would also be taken into account when placing a preservation order.
If you have a TPO on your property which requires work or your property is within a conservation area, we will happily submit the necassary planning application to your local authority on your behalf. We provide this service free of charge with any quote that has been accepted.
To find out if you are affected by either of these, contact your local authority. We will always make enquiries with the appropriate authority when scheduling any tree work, to ensure all works are carried out lawfully.