TPO Applications and Appeals

We have many years of experience in drafting Tree Preservation Order applications and appeals with a high success rate.

What is it?

If you own a tree which is subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) or live in a Conservation Area, then the consent of the Local Planning Authority (LPA) is required before any works to these trees may be undertaken. The new standard TPO application form now asks for a higher level of information than was previously required and suggests that an appropriate expert is brought in to give advice.

Where this application is unsuccessfull the tree owner has a right of appeal to the Planning Inspectorate and an independant expert inspector will be appointed to a make a decision based on the evidence submitted.

How can it help?

If you are a land owner, school, or organisation that has responsibility for trees subject to a TPO or located in a Conservation Area, then a clear understanding of the rules and proceedures in relation to these trees is essential. Unauthorised works has a potential maximum fine of £20,000.

What we will do

We have many years experience in drafting TPO applications and appeal statements with a high success rate. We will also draw up formal objections to the placing of a TPO in first instance. If an application is refused and submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for appeal we will represent our clients case and ensure all the material considerations are explained in detail either at a formal site visit or planning appeal.

Our arboricultural services

Pre purchase surveys

We provide cost-effective pre-purchase tree surveys.

Our affordable pre-purchase tree surveys help prospective buyers identify tree-related issues that may limit a site’s future development.

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Planning applications

We can provide full tree surveys for prospective planning applications

These comply with BS5837 (2012) and will identify any development constraints imposed by the trees and will give you practical solutions to overcome them.

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Expert wittness

We have experience in providing Expert Witness evidence

We have broad experience in providing Expert Witness evidence and appearing in Planning Appeals and Public Inquiries. with an excellent track record of successful outcomes.

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TPO applications

We are experts at drafting TPO applications and appeals

We have many years of experience in drafting Tree Preservation Order applications, and our expert advice has helped our clients achieve a high success rate.

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Tree Hazard Assessments and Surveys

Our team has built up a high level of experience in carrying out tree hazard surveys for a wide range of clients from local authorities, government bodies, large landowners to private individuals with just one tree.

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Tree hazards

Picus Resistograph

Does your tree have internal decay/defects? Has an external inspection not reached a firm conclusion; Don’t want to fell a tree without a high degree of confidence of the necessity? Then we have just the answer; the arboreal equivalent of a CT scan.

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Our arboricultural specialists can provide Locum Services for Local Authorities

We can provide support services to local authorities under pressure through staff illness, budget cuts or staff reductions.

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