Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs)

Local planning authorities have specific powers to protect trees by making Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs). A TPO 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 TPO protects trees which make a significant impact on their local surroundings.

A TPO 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.

  • The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority can, if it chooses, make a TPO 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 TPO, 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:

Provisional Tree Preservation Orders

None at present.


Tree Preservation Order Map

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