Tree Preservation Orders
A Tree Preservation Order (TPO) is made by a Local Planning Authority (LPA) in order protect individual or collections of trees where it is deemed that their loss would have a detrimental impact to the area. In particular in conservation areas. Fines of up to £20,000 can be enforced if a protected tree is pruned or cut down without consent.
Wharton Natural Infrastructure Consultants regularly works with LPAs, undertaking paper-based and field surveys in order to review and update TPOs. Where necessary, we will object to the imposition of new TPOs and appeal against the decision of the LPA. We may also consider compensation issues on behalf of our clients.
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