Conservation Areas are specific area which have been identified by the Local Planning Authority (LPA) as having special architectural or historic interest. The designation does not only relate to built form, but includes the overall character of the area. The character assessment includes green spaces, parks, gardens and trees.
If it is intended to carry out works to trees within a Conservation Area, it is imperative that a Section 211 Notification is provided to the LPA to give them a six week timeframe to assess the trees. There are some exemptions to this requirement and Wharton Arboriculture Ltd can provide detailed advice on this matter.
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