Trees are protected either through planning designations (being within a Conservation Area, an Ancient Woodland or a Tree Preservation Order) or through requirements attached to planning permission (where a tree is identified for retention or a new planting).
To check and see if any trees on or around a property are protected by a Conservation Area or Tree Preservation Order (TPO) please use our online search facility.
Searches can be made either by typing in the TPO number if known e.g. EL:01/02 (Search by number tab) or by the address of the search property (Search on a map tab). When zoomed in, protected trees and conservation areas will appear on the map.
By selecting a protected tree on the map a dialogue box will appear showing the individual TPO number for example: EL:01/05 or WAL:123 or EL:123.
Selecting the TPO number in the dialogue box will direct you through to our web page where the scanned TPO document can be viewed and downloaded for free.
If the TPO document has not yet been scanned onto our system, please complete the form under the 'Request to publish a TPO document' link and a member of the team will be in touch within 7 working days with the relevant paperwork.
If you have any reason to suspect that the information is incorrect, please contact Planning Services immediately so that the matter can be investigated.
To check if a site or property is the subject of a planning permission and conditions, enter the address and search for a planning application.
TPO search terms and conditions
By accessing the Tree Preservation Order information you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to the dataset licence. The Tree Preservation Order information contained within the site at present is incomplete and must not be used for carrying out a formal "Local Land Charges Search".
No responsibility will be taken for any errors or omissions in Tree Preservation Order information obtained and no liability is accepted for loss or damage arising from use of information obtained from this site. Similarly, the information contained does not constitute in any way a formal notification of a Tree Preservation Order, and as such any actions taken as a result of information displayed on the site are undertaken entirely at the user's own risk. If you have any reason to suspect that the information is incorrect, please contact Planning Services immediately so that the matter can be investigated and any corrections made as soon as reasonably practical.