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Fronot cover of the tree strategy document

Although the City is a densely built up area, we have greatly increased the number of trees in the Square Mile through our planning strategies.

Tree strategy

The Tree Strategy gives advice on protecting and maintaining trees, undertaking work on existing trees and encourages tree planting.

The overall planning policy for trees and open spaces is set out in Section 3.19 Open Spaces and Recreation of the City Corporation’s Local Plan and the Tree Strategy is a Supplementary Planning Document.

Tree preservation orders

Trees in conservation areas are legally protected through Tree Preservation Orders (TPO).

Trees may be protected by conditions attached to planning permissions, or an obligation secured through a Section 106 agreement. Part 2 of the Tree Strategy includes guidance on applying for planning permission and making an application to carry out works to trees which are the subject of TPOs and section 211 Notices.

Guidance on Trees Preservation Orders (25KB)
List of trees in the City subject to Tree Preservation Orders (45KB)

For application forms and information and on making an application go to the application forms and guidance notes.

Trees subject to preservation orders are on the City's interactive map.

21 November 2013
Last Modified:
23 September 2019