Trees in conservation areas
Conservation areas are designated areas considered to be of special architectural or historic interest.
The designation of a conservation area introduces special controls, including the requirement of a planning application to demolish any building or part of a building or to carry out works on protected trees.
There are 25 designated conservation areas in the Epping Forest district
Apply to carry out works on a protected tree
All trees in a conservation area, with a stem diameter of 75mm or more, are protected by the Town & Country Planning Act 1990. The law requires that:
- Anyone proposing to cut down or carry out any work on any tree in a conservation area must give us 6 weeks notice of their intentions
- Work may only be undertaken if we do not object or the 6 weeks has expired
More information on trees in a conservation area can be found through GOV.UK
Dead or dangerous trees
Dead or dangerous trees are exempt from requiring an application but you should liaise with the planning tree team prior to any such work.
For more information or advice on trees in a conservation area please contact
- Telephone: 01992 564452
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org