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
SCDC Guidance on Trees in a Conservation Area
Link to Planning Portal for the Planning Application Form
Link to Other Common Tree and Hedge Questions and Queries
Great and Little Chishill Tree Warden: