Application for tree works: works to trees subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) or Notification of proposed works to trees in Conservation Areas (CA).  For further information please go to Trees and Woodlands.  Please see our downloadable Works to Trees Guidance (Pdf).

NATIONAL REQUIREMENTS 

PLEASE USE THIS LIST TO ENSURE THAT THE FORM HAS BEEN COMPLETED CORRECTLY AND THAT ALL RELEVANT INFORMATION IS SUBMITTED.

For works to trees protected by a Tree Preservation Order, failure to supply sufficiently precise and detailed information may result in your application being rejected or delay in dealing with it. In particular, you MUST provide the following:

Completed and dated application form, with all [mandatory] questions answered;

Sketch plan showing the location of all tree(s);

A full and clear specification of the works to be carried out;

Statement of reasons for the proposed work; and

Evidence in support of statement of reasons. In particular, you should provide:

  • Report by a tree professional (e.g. arboriculturist or horticultural adviser) if your reasons relate to the health and/or safety of the tree(s)
  • Report by an engineer or surveyor, together with one from a tree professional (arboriculturist) if you are alleging subsidence damage.

For works to trees in conservation areas, it is important to supply precise and detailed information on your proposal. You may, therefore, wish to provide the following:

Completed and dated form, with all questions answered;

Sketch plan showing the precise location of all tree(s), species if known; and

A full and clear specification and proposal of the works to be carried out;

You may wish to submit some/all of the following types of additional information:

  • Photographs
  • Report by a tree professional (Arboriculturist) or other
  • Details of any pre-application advice sought from the Local Planning Authority

PLEASE NOTE: Information provided will be made available on the internet.

Advice for hard copy applications -

Only 1 set of paper documents needs to be provided.

Last updated: 20 March 2018

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