Protected trees

Trees in conservation areas


Trees usually make an important contribution to the character of a conservation area. If you wish to prune or cut down trees in a conservation area, notice must be given in writing to the council six weeks in advance. The work may not start during that period without permission. If you do proceed, you could be prosecuted, fined, and have to plant a replacement tree.

Notice of intent to carry out works to trees in conservation areas should be made via the Planning Portal: applications (

For more information regarding conservation areas, use the following link conservation areas within the borough

Last updated: ‎19/01/2023 08:57