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Works to Trees in a Conservation Area

 

Planning Application Requirements:

Guidance

A full and clear specification of the works to be carried out should be provided. Please give the species of tree if known (e.g. oak, Scots pine); Latin names are not required. Where known, use the numbering of trees from the First Schedule of the TPO (e.g. T1 ash, or two cherry and one birch in G2). Make sure other trees are identified by using a different sequence e.g. A, B, C etc. Make sure the numbering matches that used on the sketch plan.

It is vital that you clearly specify the works you want to carry out for each tree included in your application. A proposal simply to "cut back", "lop" or "trim" some branches is too vague because it fails to indicate the extent of the works

Trees in a Conservation Area - National Requirements

Guidance

Completed, signed and dated form


The form needs to be completed in full, signed and dated, including the tree ownership details if differing from the applicant details.

 

Sketch Plan

The sketch plan should show boundaries and adjoining properties, including house numbers or names, and names of roads. It is not necessary to draw a scaled plan, but it may be useful to show approximate distances between the tree(s) in question and other relevant features. If possible, include an arrow showing north. Show the position of the tree(s) in relation to buildings.

Specification of Works

 

A full and clear specification of the works to be carried out. Please give the species of tree if known (e.g. oak, Scots pine); Latin names are not required. Where known, use the numbering of trees from the First Schedule of the TPO (e.g. T1 ash, or two cherry and one birch in G2). Make sure other trees are identified by using a different sequence e.g. A, B, C etc. Make sure the numbering matches that used on the sketch plan.

 

Please make clear to which trees the descriptions of works and reasons apply.

 

It is vital that you clearly specify the works you want to carry out for each tree included in your application. A proposal simply to “cut back”, “lop” or “trim” some branches is too vague because it fails to indicate the extent of the works.

 

Statement of Reasons

 

It is helpful to have a statement of reasons for proposed works to trees in conservation areas.

Please make clear to which trees the descriptions of works and reasons apply – this must be clearly specified

 

When required:

Required for applications for works to trees which are in a conservation area. To find out if a tree is subject to a TPO visit our interactive map.

 

Policy/ Drivers:

 

-      National Legislation Town and Country Planning Act 1990

-      Additional guidance is available at :

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tree-preservation-orders-and-trees-in-conservation-areas