Trees in conservation areas

Conservation areas are parts of towns and villages that have been identified as being of special architectural or historic interest. The council aims to preserve or enhance the character of these areas.

Trees are included as part of the definition of character. Accordingly all trees with a trunk diameter of 75mm or greater measured 1.5m above the ground, carry the same protection and penalties that they would have if they were covered by a Tree Preservation Order.

Should you wish to carry out work to any trees in a conservation area, you are required to give the council six weeks' notice of your intentions and the reasons for them. The council reserves the six-week period in which to make a Tree Preservation Order if it wishes to retain the tree, or declare that it has no objections. 

Is my tree in a conservation area?

To establish whether your tree is in a designated conservation area, you can look this up on My Maps available throughMy Breckland

Should you wish to apply for works to trees situated within a conservation area, please follow this link to ourTree Works Application Page for more information on what you need to do.

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Last updated: 23/11/2023 10:00:41