The Council has a duty to protect trees that have significant public amenity value. There are five types of tree protection.
Trees, Copses and Woodlands of significant public amenity value can be protected by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) which are served and enforced by the Council.
Information about the protection of trees in Conservation Areas.
If you need to carry out works to a protected tree, you can apply online here.
Information about who is responsible for maintaining trees around the area.
If you are submitting an application to work on a protected tree, or a tree in a Conservation Area, please read these notes first.
If you wish to request the council to consider serving a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) please use this form
There is a clear and well established process for protecting trees in relation to new development.