If there are trees on or near a development site the trees team will be consulted during the planning process. A tree officer may recommend development landscaping conditions to go on a site.

Conditions can relate to the trees before, during and after the development. This is to protect trees that are worthy of retention on site, this can also protect new trees planted as part of the development. Landscaping conditions can be valid for up to 5 years, dependant on the type of landscaping condition.

Permission must be requested by completing the form if you would like to carry out any work to trees protected by development landscaping conditions. You must tell us which tree you need to carry out work on, the reason for the work and a plan.

Works to trees subject to development landscaping conditions

If the tree or parts of the tree are dead, dying or dangerous, works can be done without applying for permission. However you must prove the tree was dead, dying or dangerous.