Trees and Development Supplementary Planning Document

Trees are at risk from the pressures of development. Damage can be sustained to both the above ground and below ground parts of trees. Any failure to evaluate fully the impact of development at the earliest opportunity could lead to the loss of tree cover, which would inevitably create a poorer living environment.

The Trees and Development Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) sets out the Council’s requirements and provides advice in relation to any proposed development with trees on or near the site. It is supplementary to policies in the Local Plan – see Policy CR6 and is in accordance with the Council’s Tree Strategy.

The draft SPD was published for consultation for six-weeks, from 6 November 2009 to the 18 December 2009.

The SPD was adopted by the Council on the 20 April 2010. The SPD, together with all other supporting documents, are available to download below:

Trees and Development SPD [PDF] (file size 978Kb)

Adoption Statement  [PDF] (file size 80Kb)

For further information, please contact the Planning Line on 020 7361 3012 or email