Tree Enquiries and Tree Protection
Can I get compensation if my application to carry out work on protected trees/woodland is refused or conditions are imposed?
If consent to work on a protected tree is refused or granted with conditions you can seek compensation from your local planning authority for any loss or damage which results.
However you cannot make a claim where, under the terms of the order, the planning authority has issued a certificate saying either;
- That the refusal or condition is in the interests of good forestry or;
- That the trees or woodland have an outstanding or special amenity value.
Claiming compensation under a Tree Preservation order must be done within 12 months of its decision.
Pages in Tree Enquiries and Tree Protection
- 1. Frequently Asked Questions
- 2. What is a Tree Preservation Order or TPO?
- 3. What is the purpose of a Tree Preservation Order?
- 4. How can I find out if a tree is covered by an order?
- 5. If I see work being carried out on a protected tree, how can I find out if the owner has permission?
- 6. There are trees which I think should be protected. What can I do?
- 7. What restrictions are there in a Conservation Area?
- 8. What must I do if I want to fell or carry out works to a tree protected by a Tree Preservation Order?
- 9. You are here: Can I get compensation if my application to carry out work on protected trees/woodland is refused or conditions are imposed?