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Tree preservation orders: Outline

Tree Preservation orders or TPOs were introduced to enable Local Planning authorities to protect important trees.

TPOs can be placed on any tree that has amenity value. Trees thatare exempt from TPOs are those that are dead, dying, diseased ordangerous and fruit trees grown for the commercial production of fruit.

TPOs prohibits the cutting down, uprooting, topping, lopping, wilfuldamage or wilful destruction of trees without the Local Authoritiesconsent.

The maximum penalty for carrying out works to TPO trees without consent is £20,000.

The Council's policy is only to protect trees that are under a direct threat.

For a guide to the law and best practise on Tree Preservation Orders please see here.


Normal office hours 9-5 Monday-Friday (excluding public holidays)

Contact: Planning Team

Telephone: 01706 252580

The Business Centre, Futures Park, Newchurch Road, Bacup, Lancashire, OL13 0BB

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