Tree Preservation Orders
We issue a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) to protect trees from...
(1) Cutting down
(5) Wilful damage
(6) Wilful destruction
(7) Cutting of roots
You need our permission to carry out any of the above list of activities.
Town and Country Planning (Trees) Regulations 1999
Please read section 23 of the Planning and Compensation Act 1991 too, to get a full understanding.
Issuing a TPO
We issue a TPO to protect areas that are deemed important or enjoyable, based on:
- Individual impact
- Wider impact
Requesting a TPO
If you wish to protect a tree, please contact us:
Planning and Transportation,
PO Box 604,
Tree Preservation Orders: A Guide to Law and Good Practice