Trees within Conservation Areas are protected. Conservation Areas are areas of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance. As such, work within them is restricted. This includes work to trees.
Anyone proposing to cut down or carry out work on a tree within a Conservation Area must give us six weeks’ prior notice. This allows us to consider whether a TPO should be made on the tree, or if work can continue.
You do not need permission if you want to cut down trees less than 7.5 cm in diameter (measured 1.5 metres above the ground) or 10 cm if thinning to help the growth of other trees.
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