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Tree Preservation Orders and Trees in Conservation Areas

Trees that are protected by a tree preservation order, or lie within a conservation area, will require planning permission before works can be carried out on them. Working on a tree, without the consent of the local authority, is a criminal offense. The maximum fine for felling a tree is £20,000 and a fine of up to £2500 can be given for carrying out unofficial works.


Working as your agent, we can provide you with the arboricultural justification, which the local authority requires. This is to ensure best practice tree works are approved and make sure trees will not suffer damage due to inappropriate works.

Working under the Householder Accredited Agent Scheme, developed by Cornwall Council, we have a close working relationship with the local planning authority.

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