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Tree Preservation Orders (TPO's) and

Trees in Conservation Areas

Many trees in the UK are legally protected, typically by Tree Preservation Orders (TPO), Conservation Areas, Planning Conditions and Restrictive Covenants.

Tree Preservation Orders (TPO's) - sample TPO


TPO's are made by the Local Planning Authority (LPA) to protect trees which make a significant contribution to the local amenity value. The Orders allow the LPA an element of control over the management of the protected trees.  However, large trees, when growing close to housing and in residential areas, may cause a nuisance or outgrow the available space.


In the majority of cases written permission is required for work to protected trees. Failure to obtain consent can result in criminal prosecution with a fine of up to £20,000 per tree.


CBA Trees is able to provide expert advice on all aspects of TPO's including the making, serving and administration of Orders, an assessment of the viability and enforceability and appropriateness of an Order, and make representations to the LPA in respect of necessary treeworks. Where necessary, CBA Trees can appeal against the decision of the LPA and consider compensation issues on behalf of our clients.

Trees in Conservation Areas

Conservation Areas are localities which have been identified by the LPA as having special architectural or historic interest. The desgination does not only relate to built form but includes the overall character of the area which covers green spaces, parks, gardens and trees.


If it is intended to carry out works to trees within a Conservation Area it is imperative that six weeks written notification is provided to the LPA. Failure to make a written notification could result in a fine of up to £20,000.


CBA Trees can provide detailed advice in relation to trees in Conservation Areas and make representations to Local Authorities in respect of tree management.



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CBA Trees

Chesil House

Arrow Close

Boyatt Wood


SO50 4SY


Telephone: 023 8098 6229


ArbExcellence LTD trading as CBA Trees is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 08846713. Registered office: Chesil House, Arrow Close, Boyatt Wood, Hampshire, SO50 4SY  VAT Number: 127662913.


Telephone: 023 8098 6229 


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