Trees in Conservation Areas

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.

Cutting down or carrying out work on a tree

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.

View Conservation Areas

Click any of the links below:

  1. Helton
  2. Bampton
  3. Bampton Grange
  4. Far Sawrey 
  5. Near Sawrey
  6. Hartsop
  7. Grasmere Village
  8. Grasmere Town End
  9. Rydal
  10. Hawkshead
  11. Caldbeck
  12. Hesket Newmarket
  13. Ambleside
  14. Staveley
  15. Blindcrake
  16. Windermere 
  17. Bowness
  18. Ravenglass
  19. Broughton
  20. Troutbeck
  21. Askham
  22. Lowther
  23. Keswick