Borough Council of Wellingborough

Virtual Development Committee Monday 18 January 2021

The meeting will take place virtually from 7pm. Members of the public will be able to view the meeting live from 7pm using Microsoft Teams.

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Trees in a Conservation Area

Trees within a conservation area

 Most trees in a Conservation Area are afforded special protection. It is an offence to cut down, lop, uproot or wilfully destroy a tree in a Conservation Area without first giving six weeks notice of intent in writing to the Council.

Certain works to trees are exempt from the need for consent, these include:-

  1. where the tree is dead, dying or dangerous (but notice is still required);
  2. work done by, or for, certain statutory undertakers such as the water, electricity and gas companies;
  3. where it is necessary to carry out development already authorised by a planning approval;
  4. works to small trees with a diameter less than 75mm (circumference 240mm).

Trees are living plants so they grow, and decline; it is therefore reasonable that works need to be done from time to time. If a tree has to be removed it is often a condition that another tree is planted in its place.

If you are considering doing any work to a tree you should seek advice before undertaking the work.

Works to Preserved Trees (TPO) or Within a Conservation Area

Works to Preserved Trees (TPO) or Within a Conservation Area Information Pack

Contact details:- Mrs F Webber 01933 231923
or e-mail


Last Updated: ‎25‎/‎01‎/‎2019‎