Tree preservation order appeals: procedure guide

Procedures for appeals against decisions issued by councils in respect of applications for consent to cut down or carry out work on a tree protected by a tree preservation order.


A guide for appellants: tree preservation orders, consent for works

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This guide includes details about:

  • how to apply
  • costs
  • withdrawing an appeal
  • the decision

You can appeal using the Tree preservation order appeal form.

Published 12 March 2013
Last updated 23 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Guidance has been updated to reflect the new GDPR rules
  2. section 18 – How to Challenge the Decision
  3. The appeal guidance has been amended, in the main, to take out references to the spirit of the Town and Country Planning Rules for Hearings and Inquiries and updates to section 20 in the guidance – “How We Use Personal Information”.
  4. First published.