Tree Preservation Orders

About Tree Preservation Orders

Protecting trees 

Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) protect trees that make a significant impact on their local surroundings. A TPO makes it an offence to cut down, lop, top, uproot, wilfully damage or wilfully destroy a tree without our permission.

A TPO can apply to a single tree, a group of trees, an area or a woodland. It can include hedgerow trees and fruit trees but not bushes or shrubs. The trees do not necessarily have to be of a certain species, size or age.

The owner of the trees remains responsible for them, their condition, and any damage they may cause. The TPO ensures the retention of a tree considered to be contributing to local amenity and gives the Council power to prevent unnecessary works to it

View Tree preservation orders in our planning system 

You can look at Tree preservation orders in our online planning system. You can search for existing orders using the advanced searching function and filtering by type of planning application selecting Tree preservation orders (TPO) 

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