All trees that have a stem diameter greater than 75mm that are located in Conservation Areas are protected. A Conservation Area is an area designated by the Council for its architectural or historical interest. The protection requires that no works (including pruning) may be carried out to such a tree unless six weeks’ notice has first been served on the Council.
During this period the Council may grant consent for the works or make a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) to protect the tree. If the Council has not taken any action at the expiry of the six-week period the works may be undertaken as notified. The Council is not entitled to attach any conditions to consent.
Character statements describe the history, architecture and townscape interest of Conservation Areas. Trees can sometimes be an integral part of their character and some Conservation Areas have distinctive tree cover.
Last Updated on Wednesday, November 1, 2017