Here you will find planning and policy information relating to trees in the Royal Borough.

Advice on tree works

Information if you plan to employ a tree surgeon. We recommend that you use the Arboricultural Association’s ‘Approved Contractors List’.

Street tree pruning and planting

Information about the regulations governing street tree pruning

Tree applications and decisions

Information on tree works including searching for tree applications and decisions. Most tree works require an application for approval.

Tree Preservation Orders

Find out if your street has a tree with a preservation order on it. It is an offence to cut any part of the tree without obtaining Council permission.

Tree Strategy

The aim of the Tree Strategy is to protect our trees and ensure they are planted and maintained according to best practice.

Trees and Development Supplementary Planning Document

The SPD was adopted by the Council on the 20 April 2010