The prior consent of the Local Planning Authority may be required to carry out any work to a tree.
Trees may be protected in the following ways:
- By being protected through a Tree Preservation Order - To find out if a tree, or trees, are subject to an Order, please search the Trees Online Register
- By being located within a Conservation Area - Find out if your property is within a conservation area.
- By way of a planning condition imposed on a Planning Approval - To check the planning history on your property, please search the Planning Public Access system
- By way of a Felling License - The felling of woodlands or large numbers of trees may require a license from the Forestry Commission
Please note the prior consent of the Local Planning Authority may be required to carry out any tree work.
For more information about tree protection please visit the Planning Portal Tree and Hedges page and How do I apply to carry out works to protected trees?