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Request a tree to be protected by a Tree Preservation Order

The Local Authority can be contacted for you to request a tree be protected by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO)

Send an email to neighbourhoodservices.support@telford.gov.uk and give details of the trees and the reasons why you think they should be protected.

When considering a request we’ll establish that:

  • the trees are clearly visible from a public place, such as a highway, public footpath or bridleway
  • the loss of the trees would have a significant impact on the local environment and its enjoyment by the public
  • the trees are in reasonable health and condition.

In addition, the trees should also be under threat, for example from proposed development or a change in land ownership.

If the Forestry Commission has given aid under a forestry grant scheme, a TPO can be made only with the Commission’s permission.

Object or support a proposed TPO

You can object or support a proposed TPO. You’ll need to do this within 28 days of the proposal notice being issued. The closing date for responses together with details where to send any comments will be given on the notice of intent to make a TPO.

You’ll need to say why you’re supporting/objecting to the proposal and which trees you’re commenting on. Comments can only be considered against the amenity value of the tree(s). We’ll then take these comments into account when it is decided whether to confirm it or not. When the authority confirms a TPO, it can be modified, for example by excluding some of the trees.

The decision to confirm a TPO will be made at a delegated level by officers unless:

  • its formally requested by the relevant Ward Member or relevant Parish Council within the consultation period
  • in the opinion of the Service Delivery Manager: Development Management and/or Area Planning Manager, the nature of objections is sufficient to require that the TPO should be determined by Committee and reasons why objections are deemed sufficient will be recorded in writing.

If the Tree Preservation order is confirmed there is no right of appeal.

If you’re directly affected by the making of a TPO you can make an application to the High Court if:

  • the TPO is not within the powers of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990
  • the requirements of the 1990 Act or Town and Country Planning Regulations 1999 have not been complied with in relation to the order.

Current TPO's

Provisional TPO's

A list of provisional orders made that are currently in place for up to 6 months:

Confirmed TPO's

A list of TPO's that have been confirmed within a 1 year period:

Last updated: 13/05/2024 10:21

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