NEW TREES IN THE VILLAGE
As we live in a conservation area, you may need to apply for planning permission to trim, pollard or take down a tree. Anyone who undertakes, commissions or permits tree works or damage to a tree in a conservation area without giving the appropriate notice to the Council is guilty of a criminal offence. This can lead to prosecution with fines of up to £20,000. In serious cases offenders may be dealt with by the Crown Court, where an unlimited fine can be imposed.
The link below gives the latest guidance from SCDC
Contact: Trees Officer (SCDC)
Telephone: 01954 713000
SCDC Trees in a Conservation Area
Link to Planning Portal for the Planning Application Form
Link to Other Common Tree and Hedge Questions and Queries