You can apply online to undertake works on a tree subject to a Tree Preservation Order.
When applying you will need to provide:
- a sketch plan showing the location of all tree(s) - an Ordnance Survey base plan is acceptable, if you have the necessary copyright licence
- a full and clear specification of the works to be carried out
- a statement of reasons for the proposed work with evidence to support the statement, such as a report by one of the following:
- a tree professional (eg arboriculturist or horticultural adviser) if your reasons relate to the health and/or safety of the tree(s)
- an engineer or surveyor, together with one from a tree professional (arboriculturist) if you are alleging subsidence damage.
- a report by an appropriate expert if you are alleging damage other than subsidence to property or structures caused by the tree(s).
You may also wish to provide:
- photographs and photomontages showing the trees in their context, and in views from the road and other vantage points
- local requirements for applications to works to TPO trees - conditional documents
- existing and proposed site sections and finished floor and site levels (such as at a scale of 1:50 or 1:100).
Where a proposal involves a change in ground levels or is on a sloping site, all plans should clearly and consistently show existing and proposed works, and should have a scale bar, key dimensions (distance of the development from the boundaries of the site and size of the building) original paper size and a north point.