New tree preservation regulations come into force on 1 October 2008

The Town and Country Planning (Trees) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2008 (2008 Regulations) come into force on 1 October 2008. The 2008 Regulations amend the Town and Country Planning (Trees) Regulations 1999 (1999 Regulations).

The 1999 Regulations govern the making of tree preservation orders (TPOs) by local planning authorities (LPAs) and related appeals.

The 2008 Regulations:

  • Introduce a standard form for making applications to LPAs for consent to carry out works to trees that are protected by TPOs.
  • Aim to simplify the process for TPO appeals and appeals against tree replacement orders.


NOTE ADDED 14 May 2009: The DCLG document, Tree Preservation Orders - A guide to the law and good practice, has been updated by Tree Preservation Orders: A Guide to the Law and Good Practice - Addendum May 2009, to reflect the changes to the law.
 

NOTE ADDED 14 MARCH 2012: The Town and Country Planning (Trees) Regulations 1999 and the
Town and Country Planning (Trees) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2008 are revoked (with minor savings of the 1999 Regulations) in England with effect from 6 April 2012 by the Town and Country Planning (Tree Preservation) (England) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/605).

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