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Tree works planning applications

You can download application forms for work on trees in a conservation area (TCA) and for trees with Tree Preservation Orders (TPO).

Alternatively you can apply online using the Planning Portal.

Before you begin, you should read more about:

Checklist for applications for works related to tree preservation orders and trees in a conservation area

1. Forms

For applications for Prior Notification of Proposed Development by Telecommunications code system operators we encourage the use of the appropriate Standard Application Form however a written description of the proposed development is acceptable in accordance with Part 24 of Schedule 2 to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995.

Application Form (original and three copies, unless submitted electronically)
All signed and dated
All relevant questions answered correctly

2. Plans

Original and three copies of all plans and drawings necessary to describe the subject of the application. All detailed drawings should include a scale bar where appropriate.

Find out how to order location plans and site plans

Location plan at a scale of 1:1250 or 1:2500 to show:

A North point
Position of the trees clearly marked in red
Wherever possible, at least 2 named roads and surrounding buildings

Site plan at a scale of 1:500 or 1:200 to show:

The direction of north
All buildings, roads and footpaths on land adjoining the site, including access arrangements
All public rights of way crossing or adjoining the site
The position of all trees on the site

Block plan at a scale of 1:100 or 1:200 to show:

Any site boundaries
The position of any building or structure on the other side of such boundaries
The type and height of boundary treatment

Photographs to show:

Current position and location of tree(s)
Streetscene and area around trees

3. Certificates

Ownership Certificate completed - Correct certificate – A, B, C or D as required
Agricultural Holdings Certificate completed - Required whether or not the site includes an agricultural holding

4. Local requirements

Tree Survey or Arboricultural Implications - where there is a tree on the site subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) or the site is within a conservation area.
Structural Survey - where the proposal states the tree(s) are causing structural or subsidence damage to adjacent buildings.

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Planning Enquiries

DM Business Support, West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551553