Protected Trees - Tree preservation orders and conservation areas

With extensive experience of the Town & Country Planning Act, we can also cover all aspects of statutory tree protection from application through to determination.

Providing justification for proposed work is an essential part of any Tree Preservation Order (TPO) application and the more robust the evidence presented, the more successful the application. We can provide assessments that not only fully support your application, but ensure that actions proposed ensure your trees are maintained in the best condition.

With considerable public sector experience we can also provide Local Authorities with support in serving, reviewing and administering TPOs.

Town & Country Planning Act

This provides Local Authorities with powers to regulate work to trees where these have amenity value – they provide a positive contribution to the character and appearance of our landscape. This regulation is in two forms:

Tree Preservation Orders

Applications for work need to be submitted on a specific form and include all relevant details. Providing justification for proposed work is an essential part of any application and the more robust the evidence presented, the more successful the application. You would normally receive a decision within eight weeks of application. You have a right to appeal the decision if it is not favourable;

Conservation Areas

You do not apply for permission for work. Instead, at least six weeks before you intend to go ahead, you notify the local authority of what you intend to do, which then either raises no objection or may serve a TPO to prevent the work. No justification is required but presenting robust evidence may help.

For further information on our range of consultancy services please call 01473 852696 or 0750 766 0533 or email contact@suffolktreescape.co.uk.

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