Anyone wishing to carry out works to protected trees, in a conservation area must apply in writing to the Council, giving them a minimum of 6 weeks' notice. When applying to carry out works to a TPO tree a formal application must be made to the Council and a decision will be made within the statutory 8 weeks' timeframe as to whether the works are acceptable or not.
Ways to Apply
The Planning Portal enables anyone to make planning applications online, including those for works to protected trees. You can apply through the Planning Portal Website:
Apply in writing
You can download the relevant application forms and guidance notes below and return to the planning department.
- Application for Tree Works: works to trees subject to a tree preservation order (TPO) and/or notification of proposed works to trees in a conservation area
Please ensure that you use the Validation Guidance (pdf) when completing your application and please include a site plan accurately showing the trees on site that will be affected by the proposed works.
N.B. There is no fee payable for applications to carry out works to protected trees.