Online forms: Application for tree works

You can use this form if you are applying for work to trees protected by a tree preservation order (TPO).  You may also use it to give notice of works to trees in a conservation area. 

It is important that you read the planning guidance notes before making your application. Without the correct information, your application/notice cannot proceed.

Before completing this application please make sure you have the following information;

  • Sketch plan - A sketch plan showing the location of all trees.
  • For all trees clear identification of the trees concerned.
  • A full and clear specification of the works to be carried out.
  • For works to trees protected by a TPO you will need to state the reasons for the proposed works and provide evidence in support of the stated reasons in particular: if your reasons relate to the condition of the tree(s) - written evidence from an appropriate expert, if you are alleging subsidence damage - a report by an appropriate engineer or surveyor and one from an arboriculturist. In respect of other structural damage - written technical evidence will all need to be provided and attached with this application.
Please make sure that this form has been completed correctly and that all relevant information is submitted. Failure to supply precise and detailed information may result in your application being rejected or delayed.

The information provided on this application form and in supporting documents may be published on our website. If you require any further clarification, please contact the planning department.

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