Trees and ecology

The forestry team are part of planning and are responsible for:

  • The making of Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs).
  • Dealing with applications for TPO and Conservation Area tree works.   
  • Acting as advisors to Development Management and Policy Planners where development proposals are likely to impact on significant or protected trees.

The forestry team within planning are not responsible for:

Works to trees - making an application

You must inform the council if you intend to carry out works to trees covered by a Tree Preservation Order or within a Conservation Area by filling in an application form.

Tree Preservation Order and Conservation Area Search

This interactive search map provides information on Tree Preservation Orders and conservation areas in South Oxfordshire. For more information please go to the TPO and Conservation Area page.

Interactive Map showing trees protected by Tree Preservation Orders and Conservation areas.

Trees, Ecology and the Planning Process

All trees and ecological features, such as protected species and habitats, should be considered by developers when submitting a planning application.  The following pages contain further guidance on Trees and Development and Ecology and Biodiversity Advice for Developers.   

View current tree work applications in South Oxfordshire

You can find information on existing applications for tree works to trees under a Preservation Order or in a conservation area in the district via our Tree Works Register.

If you can't find what you are looking for here try our search facility or contact the forestry team.

Last reviewed: 26 - 03 - 2019

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