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Tree Preservation Orders

Tree Preservation Orders (TPO)


  • Local planning authorities have specific powers to protect trees by making tree preservation orders.
  • A tree preservation order is an order made by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority which in general makes it an offence to cut down, top, lop, uproot, wilfully damage or wilfully destroy a tree without the planning authority’s permission.
  • A tree preservation order protects trees which make a significant impact on their local surroundings.
  • A Tree preservation Order can protect all types of trees, including hedgerow trees, but not hedges, bushes or shrubs; the order can cover anything from a single tree to entire woodlands.

Provisional Tree Preservation Orders


  • The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority can, if it chooses, make a Tree Preservation Order which will come into effect immediately and will continue provisionally for six months, or until it is confirmed, whichever comes first.
  • If anyone wishes to support or object to a provisional Tree Preservation Order, the local planning authority can be contacted within the consultation period (usually 28 days from date of TPO implementation) saying why and giving details of the relevant trees.
  • The Pembrokeshire Coast national Park Authority will take these comments into account when it decides whether to confirm the order.
  • When the planning authority confirms the order it can also modify it, for example by excluding some of the trees.
  • The following list includes current Provisional Tree Preservation Orders within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park that are open for consultation.

TPO No. TPO Name Implemntation Date Consultation Closes
TPO 146 Sandyhill, Saundersfoot 11th September 2019 11th November 2019

 

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