Tree Felling Notice
As part of the infrastructure improvements on Carlton Road, in
relation to planning application 02/09/00315, a number of trees
along Carlton Road and Blyth Road, including on the grounds of
North Notts College, are to be felled. It is envisaged that these
works will begin during the weekends from mid-January 2012 and last
for two to three weeks. Bassetlaw District Council, along with
Nottinghamshire County Council, has now agreed a tree replacement
programme, which will see a large number of advanced semi-mature
trees replaced once the works have been completed later in
For further information please contact Planning Policy.
Tree Preservation Orders Information
Section 198 of the Town and Country Planning
Act 1990 provides that local planning authorities (LPA) may make
Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) if it appears to them to be
‘expedient in the interests of amenity to make provision for the
preservation of trees or woodlands in their area’. Section 333 of
the Act gives LPAs powers to vary and revoke TPOs. Government
advice is that LPAs should keep their TPOs under review and make
full use of their variation and revocation powers.
When a tree is protected by a TPO, the LPA’s
consent must be obtained before it may be felled, lopped, pruned or
otherwise worked on. Certain exemptions apply, such as in the case
of dead, dying or dangerous trees and trees obstructing the
highway. Anyone can apply for TPO consent and, whenever an
authority refuses an application for consent or grants consent
subject to conditions, the applicant has the right of appeal to the
Secretary of State.
The Act does not define amenity, but
Government guidance states that TPOs should be used to protect
selected trees and woodlands if their removal would have a
significant impact on the local environment and its enjoyment by
the public. It advises LPAs to develop ways of assessing the
amenity value of trees in a structured and consistent way.
Find a TPO
All the Council’s registered TPO’s are
available electronically for you in a PDF format. The TPO will
include the full Order and location plan. For a copy of a TPO,
please see contact us.
TPO Review 2011
As part of the Council’s continued improvement
of its services, the Planning Policy Team are currently undertaking
a full review of its existing TPO’s and assessing other mature
trees for potential new TPO designations. By late 2011, all the
Council TPO will be uploaded on to the Council’s
What is a TPO review
As part of the TPO process, the Council has
developed a TPO Recommendation Form for members of the public to
submit so the Council can then assess the recommended tree(s)
against the relevant legislation and it’s Tree Protection
Objecting to a TPO designation
If the Council has recently designated a TPO
in your area and you have valid planning reasons to object, then
you should do so in writing or by email. All objections that are
received within 28 days of the TPO being designated will be
considered prior to the TPO confirmation stage.
Please contact us.
Last Updated - 14/05/2013