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Trees in conservation areas

Trees in a conservation area that are not protected by a tree preservation order are protected by the provisions in section 211 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. These provisions require people to notify the Council, using a 'section 211 notice', six weeks before carrying out certain work on such trees. The work may go ahead before the end of the six week period if the Council gives consent. This notice period gives the Council an opportunity to consider whether to make a tree preservation order on the tree.

To check whether a tree is in a conservation area, please refer to the conservation area maps

Applications for works to trees in a conservation area can be submitted using this form:

All applications for works to trees (from 2021) can be found on the Council's planning application search facility. For historic applications, details can be provided on request by emailing

Further information can be found in the GOV.UK information on protecting trees in conservation areas (opens new window)

Last modified on 08 January 2021

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