Local Plan: Preferred Options Consultation

We are reviewing our adopted Local Plan. We are consulting on the Preferred Options stage NOW! The consultation closes at 4pm on Wednesday 19 June 2024. 

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You need this advice if you want to: 

  • carry out works to a tree in a Conservation Area
  • carry out works to a tree protected by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO)
  • fell a tree in a Conservation Area
  • fell a tree protected by a Tree Preservation Order 

Types of advice

You can apply for either written advice or a meeting with a natural environment officer.

If you apply for written advice, the officer will respond within 20 working days of receiving your enquiry. (Working days excludes weekends and bank holidays.)

Alternatively, you can request a meeting with a natural environment officer to see the tree(s) and discuss your proposal. You will also receive subsequent written confirmation of the advice the natural environment officer gives you during the meeting.

The fee for the advice depends on whether the tree is in a Conservation Area or protected by a TPO, and the number of trees you require advice about.

Fees for Conservation Area tree advice

The fee for written advice is £95. 

The fee for meeting with a natural environment officer is £238.

Conservation Area tree advice excludes trees protected by a TPO within a Conservation Area.

Fees for Tree Preservation Order (TPO) tree advice

The fee for written advice for up to three trees is £126. 

The fee for meeting with a natural environment officer for up to three trees is £317.

The fee for meeting with a natural environment officer for four trees or more is £634.

 

All fees are valid until 31 March 2025.

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