Tree preservation orders
Find out about planning laws to help protect our trees and woodland.
Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) help to protect trees which are important to the area.
Tree work covered by TPOs
You need permission from us to carry out work on trees covered by a TPO.
It's illegal to carry out tree work without our permission. You could face a fine up to £20,000.
Work on trees in conservation areas
You need to give 6 weeks written notice to ask to carry out work on a tree in a conservation area.
We'll either agree to the work or apply a TPO to the tree.
Work on trees on council owned land
Contact your Housing Officer if you live in a council house.
Phone property and technical services on 0300 123 0900 about trees on other council land.
Identifying TPOs and trees in conservation areas
Find where TPOs and conservation areas are on the local development plan maps: