Trees, woodland and forestry

Development sites

We have prepared guidance material, Trees, Woodland and Development to help applicants and their agents to consider trees and woodlands in relation to development. The guide describes key considerations to take into account when considering a planning application including:

  • Retaining trees
  • The management of new and existing trees and woodlands
  • Opportunities for new planting

Planning conditions

Conditions may be applied to planning consents in order to retain or plant trees. This is a protective measure and not only related to a TPO or Conservation Area. Permission is needed to carry out works to trees protected by planning conditions.

Conditions may cover the retention and protection of existing trees on development sites as well as the planting of new trees within a scheme of landscaping. Please contact your Local Planning Officer to determine whether your property is subject to any planning conditions prior to undertaking any tree works.