If you want to carry out any work on a tree protected by a TPO, you must get permission from us first. You may also want to get advice from a tree expert before applying. In certain circumstances you will need to obtain expert advice to validate your application.
Please apply for permission through the Planning Portal having first read the accompanying TPO Applications Guidance Notes before completing your application.
Once we have your valid application we will consult with the parish council and if the felling of a healthy tree is proposed, adjoining owners will also be consulted for their views. Officers decide most applications, although particularly controversial applications may also be referred to committee.
We aim to decide all applications within eight weeks, unless we have agreed a longer timeframe with you. We will write to tell you whether permission has been granted or refused.