Tree preservation orders
320 groups of trees, 23 woodlands, some 2,370 individual
trees, some trees on private land and 52 areas in
Peterborough are protected by Tree Preservation Orders (TPO).
In addition trees within the City's 29 conservation areas are
protected if their stem diameter is 7.5 cm or more when measured at
1.5 metres above ground level.
A tree preservation order may cover
- any type of tree including hedgerow trees(but not hedges,
bushes or shrubs)
- single trees
- groups of trees
A tree preservation order will usually specify the location and
species of all trees covered by the order and the property
affected. The existence of a TPO affecting a property does
not automatically mean that all trees at that address or on a
specific site will be protected. Further information is
available from the Office
of the Deputy Prime Minister.
Before works are carried out on trees
Permission is needed when a tree is subject to a tree
preservation order. To find out if any particular tree is
protected please contact our tree preservation order team To
apply to carry out work to protected trees you will be required to
complete an application form and return it to
our office, guidance notes are available to help you
complete the application form.
Applicaton Form. Application Checklist
and Guidance Notes
On-line application forms are now accessed via the Planning
Portal, this will take you to the general public access
page. If you are a new user, you will have to register at the top
of the page, if not you can access as an existing user.