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:-
- where the tree is dead, dying or dangerous (but notice is still required);
- work done by, or for, certain statutory undertakers such as the water, electricity and gas companies;
- where it is necessary to carry out development already authorised by a planning approval;
- 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.
Contact details:- Mrs F Webber 01933 231923
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Updated: 25/01/2019