Tree Preservation Orders and Conservation Areas

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What are Tree Preservation Orders?

Under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, certain trees are subject to Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs). Before any works can be carried out on TPO protected trees, permission must be obtained from your local planning authority (LPA) by submitting a formal application. Owners of protected trees are responsible for their care and maintenance, and are liable for any actions taken against them resulting in damage.

TPOs and Conservation Areas

A TPO protects both individual trees and some or all trees within a particular area, and there are no limitations regarding which species of tree a TPO can protect. If a tree within a conservation area is already protected, regular procedures apply. However, if a tree in a conservation area is not covered by a TPO, the relevant LPA must be notified of any proposed work at least six week before the work begins. And that's where we come in!

How We Can Help

We offer advice and assistance in preparing an LPA application and will submit the necessary documents on your behalf, leasing with your LPA throughout the process. We take a professional and consistent approach to all planning applications made; it is imperative that all work proposed is described accurately and the correct terminology is used. Providing that the subsequent order for work has been placed with Bawden Tree Care, this service is offered completely free of charge.


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