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Works to trees and landscapes

Conservation areas exist in order to preserve the appearance of a significant and locally distinctive area – this also includes the trees and landscapes within the area. Local Planning Authorities require notification prior to any works commencing in order to consider the character contribution of the trees creates and if necessary to impose a Tree Preservation Order (TPO).

Further information and guidance into TPOs and maintenance of trees within a conservation area can be found via the links below:


Landscape and Countryside 

Information and guidance regarding conservation areas within the South Downs National Park can be found via the links to the side of this page and via the link below:

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