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Who can one appeal to/contact if a local authority fails to take action after it has been reported to them that trees protected by a tree preservation order and conservation area have been felled?

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Published on LexisPSL on 02/02/2017

The following Planning Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Who can one appeal to/contact if a local authority fails to take action after it has been reported to them that trees protected by a tree preservation order and conservation area have been felled?
  • Enforcement of TPOs and offences
  • Local Government Ombudsman

Enforcement of TPOs and offences

Authorities have a range of enforcement powers to deal with breaches of planning control in relation to Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) and conservation areas including: enforcement notices, stop notices, planning contravention notices, breach of condition notices and injunctions.

The government has published a Flowchart showing the decision-making process regarding offences. This process applies to contraventions of TPOs. Unless stated, it also applies to work to trees in conservation areas th

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