Consultation on changes to TPOs

The Government is inviting responses to a consultation paper proposing changes to the tree preservation order (TPO) system.

The deadline for submitting views on the plans, which include four main changes, is 19 February.

The consultation paper, Tree Preservation Orders: Improving Procedures, outlines revisions to the Town & Country Planning (Trees) Regulations 1999.

The main amendments are:

- the introduction of a standard form for all applications to fell or prune trees protected by a TPO;

- appeals against local planning authority decisions in relation to TPOs would be determined on the basis of the information and evidence considered by the authority, together with a visit to the site;

- the transfer of TPO appeals administration from the nine Government Offices for the Regions to the Planning Inspectorate;

- revised requirements on local planning authorities regarding the circulation of newly made TPOs - copies would be sent only to the owners and occupiers of the land where the trees are situated.

- See for the paper. Responses can be emailed to

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