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Trees and planning policy - guidance notes

Trees and hedgerows can enhance a development, conferring character, creating an attractive landscape and even raising property value. Equally, poor design or the retention of inappropriate trees can lead to issues of nuisance, damage and conflict with future occupants. Thus the careful consideration and appropriate retention of existing trees and hedgerows, in conjunction with planting new ones as necessary, are essential factors in contributing towards sustainable development.

Our Trees and development guidance notes provide information to assist the timely preparation and submission of high quality planning applications and management of the development process, so as to successfully integrate trees and hedgerows with building projects of all types and scales. They're intended for use by developers, agents, designers, contractors and the general public alike.

The notes are part of a suite of information we provide to assist the development process.