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.
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