1. When you can appeal
Your council makes decisions about work on trees protected by preservation orders.
You can appeal if you applied to cut down or carry out work on a protected tree and:
- you disagree with the decision
- a decision wasn’t made within 8 weeks
You can also appeal if you disagree with a tree replacement notice you’ve been given.
There’s no fee for appealing.
Deadline for appealing
You must appeal:
- within 28 days of the date on the council’s decision notice
- before the date the tree replacement notice comes into effect
There’s no deadline if you’re appealing because your application wasn’t decided within 8 weeks.
When you can expect a decision
Once your appeal is validated, you’ll normally get a decision within 27 weeks.