Tree Preservation Orders

We issue a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) to protect trees from...

(1) Cutting down

(2) Uprooting

(3) Topping

(4) Lopping

(5) Wilful damage

(6) Wilful destruction

(7) Cutting of roots

You need our permission to carry out any of the above list of activities.


Relevant legislation

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:

  • Visibility
  • Individual impact
  • Wider impact


Requesting a TPO

If you wish to protect a tree, please contact us:

Development Control,

Barnsley Council,

Planning and Transportation,

PO Box 604,

S70 9FE


Further Advice

Tree Preservation Orders: A Guide to Law and Good Practice

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