Tree preservation orders and conservation areas

Conservation areas

You can find out if a tree or your home is within a conservation area by visit our planning pages. You'll find a list of conservation areas and information about the process for carrying out any other types of works within a conservation area.

Checking if a tree is within a conservation area

You must check:

The specified size of the tree is different depending on whether the tree is:

  • stand alone - measure the diameter of the tree at 1.5 m above the ground. If the diameter is 7.5 cm or more
  • part of a group - measure the diameter of the tree at 1.5 m above the ground. If the diameter is 10 cm or more
You must give six weeks notice to the Planning Department of your intention to carry out works

Page last updated: 09 July 2019