Trees and conservation

Trees in conservation areas

In conservation areas, notice is required for works to trees that have a trunk diameter of more than 75mm when measured at 1.5m from ground level (or more than 100mm if reducing the number of trees to benefit the growth of other trees).

You have to give the Council six weeks' notice in writing before carrying out work on trees which are located in a conservation area but are not yet the subject of a tree preservation order. This gives the Council an opportunity to consider whether an order should be made to protect the trees. You will need to give details of :

  • tree species
  • location
  • nature of the work to be carried out

Further information and guidance notes on making an application to do works to a tree (s) can be found on the Planning Portal website below:

The Planning Practice Guidance website has full information on the decision-making process regarding works done to trees in a conservation area.

There is also information on what a conservation area might constitute on the Planning Practice Guidance website.

Below is an interactive map which contains details of all conservation areas within the Hambleton District. Clicking on a settlement with a conservation area will give you details of the conservation, such as whether or not it is Article 4.