Trees, hedges and conservation

Protected trees and hedges

Trees with preservation orders or in conservation areas are protected. It is illegal cut these trees without permission.

High hedge disputes

You must make three attempts to resolve the issue with yourself before making a formal complaint. The fee is £600.

Special protection areas

There are extra rules for planning applications within 7km of an SPA. Find out if an SPA could affect your plans.

Landscape Character Assessments

If you're planning a development in the area, our LCA reports will show what you need to conserve, improve and protect.