How to protect trees, Copses and Woodlands by Tree Preservation Orders (TPO), which are served and enforced by the council.
If you wish to request the council to consider serving a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) please use this form
Information about the protection of trees in conservation areas.
Hedgerows are protected by law, if you wish to remove one in the countryside you must apply to the Council.
What the council can do about hedges disputes.
What to do about a dangerous or nuisance tree.
There is a clear and well established process for protecting trees in relation to new development.
A Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) has been prepared for South Hams and West Devon in 2018 and replaces the earlier assessments produced in 2007 and 2008.