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Tree Preservation Orders in Ebbsfleet

Find out below about Tree Preservation Orders and familiarise yourself with important documents.
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Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs)

A Tree Preservation Order (TPO) is a written direction made by the Local Planning Authority, Ebbsfleet Development Corporation, to protect specific trees, groups of trees or woodlands because of their amenity value. A TPO prohibits the cutting down (or felling), topping, lopping, uprooting, wilful damage and wilful destruction of trees without the local planning authority’s written consent. An application to carry out any of the prohibited activities must be made to the Corporation to seek written consent.

Trees are assessed to decide whether they have enough value to warrant a TPO, with particular attention to, size and form, rarity, cultural or historic value, contribution to the landscape and importance to nature conservation. Often, a TPO may be made to protect trees for the public’s enjoyment, for example, trees in parks and gardens.

Anyone who acts against a TPO by damaging or carrying out work on a protected tree without getting permission from Ebbsfleet Development Corporation is guilty of an offence and may be fined.

If you would like to find out whether any trees on your property are protected by a TPO, please see the TPOs Register and the TPOs Documents below. If you would like to discuss TPOs and need any further information, please contact a member of the Planning Team on (telephone) 0303 444 8832 or email

Additionally, information on submitting a planning application is available here.

The current legislation and guidance on TPOs is available here.

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