Tree works covered by a tree preservation order

If you wish to carry out work to a tree protected by a tree preservation order (TPO), you must make an application for tree works via the Planning Portal.

You must include:

  • A plan showing exactly which trees you wish to prune
  • Detail what sort of work you wish to carry out
  • Reasons why you wish to carry out the work

Certain types of work also require supporting documentation.

For example, if you give the reason for work as being safety or damage to property you will need to provide evidence of these problems.

What happens when I submit my tree works order

We will confirm the receipt of your application, then usually consult with neighbours and will then consider it and let you know the decision.

  • While the council is responsible for giving consent for works, the trees remain the responsibility of the owner.