Within a Conservation Area, trees that do not already have a TPO (Tree Preservation Order) on them do still have some additional protection under Section 211 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.   These provisions require owners to notify the local Planning Authority using a ‘Section 211 Notice’ at least six weeks in advance of carrying out works such as felling, cutting back and substantial reduction in size.   This notice period is to allow the Planning Authority time to consider whether it needs to impose a TPO.   The works to the trees can go ahead if the Planning Authority agrees to it.

When a TPO is in place, the owner will need to submit a Planning Application within the normal Planning controls and procedures that are already in place.