Conservation Area Tree Works
Conservation Area Tree Works
Reports, Surveys and Appeals and Applications for work in Conservation Areas
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Conservation Areas - Tree Reports and Surveys

A Conservation Area is an area designated by the council as on of special architectural or historic interest. Trees within a conservation area are given protection under Part II of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990. It is an offence to undertake any work on trees (over a certain size) in a Conservation Area without giving six weeks notice to the Council. Work on trees with a trunk diameter of less than 75mm at a height of 1.5m from the ground do not require notice to be given, although evidence of the tree size should be kept.

Tree in Conservation AreasNotifiable Works on conservation Trees include

  • Cutting Down and Removal
  • Topping or Lopping
  • Crown Reduction
  • Root Pruning
  • Uprooting
  • Damaging or Destroying.

Some trees within a conservation area may also be protected by a TPO. If this is the case, then the regulations for TPO trees take precedent.

How We Can Help

You will need to justify the council why the work needs to be done. Formal notification to the council does not need to be made if the tree in question is dead, diseased,dying or in a dangerous state and work can proceed immediately. However, you may need to prove that the work was necessary should the council make enquiries afterwards. If you cannot prove that the work was justified, you may be fined - up to a of £20,000.

We will produce a Professional Arborist Report which will completely satisfy any inquiries the council may have. We have over 30 years of industry expertise and have a multitude of happy clients..

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