How do you apply for a TPO?

How do you apply for a TPO?

If you are interested in placing a TPO on a tree or wood, one of the first things you need to do is to contact the council and ask to speak to the tree officer, or the person at the council who has the same powers.

Can a TPO be overturned?

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You might be able to get what you want, but revoking the TPO is almost certainly not the way it is going to happen. Note for a start that the only way to completely remove a TPO is for the council to revoke it. Revoking a TPO is a tiresome business, as much work as making a new one, and it is very rare indeed.

How do I know if tree has preservation order?

How can I find out if a tree is protected by a tree preservation order? Contact the local planning authority. Details of tree preservation orders will be available for inspection at its offices. An official search of the local land charges register can also be made before you buy a property.

Do I need permission to cut down conifers?

Many trees are protected by tree preservation orders which means that, in general, you need the council’s consent to prune or fell them. If you are unsure about the status of trees which you intend to prune or fell (or you simply require further information) you should contact your council.

Should I buying a house with a tree preservation order?

A TPO is a statement by the Council that the tree is intended to remain unless there is a justifiable reason for it to be removed, such as if it is dead or dangerous. If you don’t like the tree – don’t buy the property. Do not assume that you can move in and then prune or fell existing trees.

How long do tree preservation orders last?

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6 months

Is the tree in my garden protected?

All trees within a conservation area are protected, except where there are exemptions (see below), and consent is required from us for doing any works.

How do I get around a tree preservation order?

The only way it can be removed is by the council. Generally, the main reason a TPO could be removed would be because there was a mistake with the original order and if this was the case, a new order would be required. However, it’s also possible that the TPO could be lifted if the tree is dead, dying or diseased.

What happens if you cut down a TPO tree?

If a tree or trees are subject to a TPO then the owners may not carry out or allow the carrying out of any of the prohibited activities without the written consent of the local planning authority. Broadly, if the breach is likely to lead to the tree being destroyed, the offence is subject to an unlimited fine.

How close to the house can a tree be?

For Small Trees – Trees reaching 30 feet tall or less should be planted at least 10 feet from the home and other structures. For Medium-Sized Trees – A medium-sized tree is one that reaches a maximum height of 70 feet. These trees should never be planted closer than 15 feet to a fixed structure or home.

Do I need permission to plant trees?

You do not need permission to plant trees. For example, logs cut from thinning your trees need to be stacked and this could lead to blocking the track or making it impassable for a few weeks or even months.

Can you ask a Neighbour to cut down a tree?

The law states that any branches cut off belong to the person on whose land the tree originally grew, so you should ask your neighbour if they want them back, or if they are happy for you to dispose of them. Do not just throw trimmings back over the boundary – this could constitute ‘fly tipping’.

Can my Neighbour cut the top of my hedge?

If you own the tree or hedge Your neighbour can cut any branches that are overhanging into their garden as long as they only remove the bits on their side of the boundary. If they want you to cut your tree or hedge just because they don’t like the way it looks, it’s up to you whether you do the work.

Can you sue your neighbor for tree roots?

In most situations, a neighbor who is bothered or worried by encroaching branches or roots of a healthy tree won’t be able to successfully sue the tree owner. If the invading roots or branches cause serious harm to the neighbor’s property or threaten to do so, the neighbor may sue.

Can I trim tree branches overhanging my property?

If limbs or branches from your neighbor’s trees extend into your property line, you are legally allowed to trim the areas hanging over your property. When trimming them, however, you must stay on your own property. This means you may not go into your neighbor’s yard for a better angle when cutting or destroy the tree.

How close to the property line can I plant shrubs?

and a shrub or hedge not exceeding 2 m(6 1/2 feet) in height must be planted at least 50 cm (20 inches) from the property line.

What can I do if my Neighbour cuts down my hedge?

If a neighbour’s tree or hedge is growing over into your garden, you cannot make them cut it back. However, you do have the right to remove overgrowing branches yourself, but only back to the common boundary. Any cuttings must be offered back to the tree or hedge owner.