Town and County Planning Act 1990

We can obtain consent for your tree work…

Trees, hedges and woodlands can be legally protected in a number of different ways and it is important to be sure that any tree work you are considering does not fall foul of the legislation. Your local planning authority (LPA) will be able to advise you if your trees are protected. We always check for any tree protection measures before we arrange to do any tree work.

Contrary to popular belief no species or size of tree has automatic protection although any tree may be protected if it meets certain criteria. Trees and woodlands are protected in 3 main ways:

1) By Tree Preservation Order
2) By virtue of growing within a Conservation Area
3) By a planning condition

If your trees are protected or grow within a Conservation Area then it will be necessary to make an application or give notice to the local authority. Most of our customers prefer to leave this to us. This is a service we are pleased to provide and we generally make no charge for a straightforward notice or application.

We have been given ‘Smarter Planning Champion’ status by the Planning Portal who have checked that our on-line submissions are done properly. This saves time and helps reduce our carbon footprint. We have a good working relationship with all local authorities in our area and generally obtain consent for our clients without any problems. You can contact us today to arrange a free consultation to obtain detailed advice, information and costs.

Mr Rogers, Oxford

“I did not know how best to deal with the local authority but Four Seasons Tree Care took care of all the paper work and obtained consent without any delays.”