The Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014, Part 3, Section 7 requires local authorities to make public details of delegated decisions undertaken by officers, including decisions delegated to the Forestry Officer, Planning Services, in relation to trees and hedgerows. Details of delegated decisions undertaken by the Forestry and Landscape Officers within the planning department can be found below and will be updated monthly.
The delegated decisions relate to dead or dangerous trees either located in a conservation area or those the subject of a Tree Preservation Order, where the Local Planning Authority has five working days to assess the details; other items relate to the serving and confirmation of Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) where no objections have been received. Decisions relating to, for example, Replacement Planting Notices for the replacement of hedgerows or TPO trees will be detailed on the Planning Enforcement pages.
Other decisions in relation to trees and hedgerows, resulting from the submission of applications and notifications to undertake works to trees in Conservation Areas, or those the subject of a Tree Preservation Order (files with the suffix TREE or TPO), are available for viewing under our E-Planning pages in the normal way. Similarly, proposals to remove countryside hedgerows under the Hedgerows Regulations 1997 (files with the suffix HRN) are also available for viewing under our E-Planning pages.