Trees in Conservation Areas
If you wish to undertake work to a tree(s) (over 75mm in diameter, measured at 1.5 m above ground level.), you are required to notify the Council of your intention to carry out that work at least six weeks before the works are undertaken
The Council will then consider your notification
- The local Parish or Town Council and Ward Member may be consulted
- A Tree Officer will assess the notification and is likely to visit the site to consider the works proposed. It should be noted that appointments cannot usually be made.
If the Council has no objections to the works, the applicant will receive a decision notice, stating that the Council has no objections to the proposed works. This decision cannot be subject to conditions, such as re-planting.
If the Council considers that the works would have a detrimental impact on the character and appearance of the Conservation Area and that the tree(s) has significant public visual amenity, the Tree Officer will normally try to negogiate with the tree owner or applicant to ensure that the notification is amended appropriately. If an acceptable amendment cannot be achieved, a Tree Preservation Order will be served to protect the tree(s).
Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1PX
Telephone: 01285 623 000