Trees in Conservation Areas
Section 69 of the Civic Amenities Act 1967 gives local authorities the power to designate Conservation Areas, to preserve or enhance the appearance or character both built and natural. This designation affording trees statutory protection is supported in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, Chapter 8, part VIII Special Controls Chapter I 'Trees'. South Cambridgeshire District Council encourages the retention of these elements.
A six week written notice must be given to South Cambridgeshire District Council for any intended tree works within a conservation area and must contain the following:
- Location of tree(s) including sketch map
- Owner of tree(s)
- Works to be undertaken, guidance to the types of tree works
- Reason for the works
Conservation Areas are not a tool to retain every tree within a neighbourhood. They are a filter to allow the Council a chance to protect the best trees in a neighbourhood which contribute to the setting.
If you would like more information about the rules etc please go to https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tree-preservation-orders-and-trees-in-conservation-areas.
The district council may decide that the proposed works are undesirable; in this situation they may serve a Tree Preservation Order (TPO). Normal conditions relating to Tree Preservation Orders will apply.
Penalties for undertaking works to trees within a Conservation Area within a six week period are the same as those for undertaking unauthorised works to trees covered by a Tree Preservation Order.
Applicationd can be made on line via the Planning Portal, for further information go to the South Cambridgeshire District Council web site:- https://www.scambs.gov.uk/content/trees-conservation-areas
Contact: Trees Officer (SCDC)
Telephone: 03450 450 500
Fax: 01954 713152
Reduction by 30% crown Silver Birch and Field Maple; Ivy covered cherry fell to ground
Long Barn, 62 Fowlmere Road, SG8 8PU
Renovation of all trees in the front garden
Walnut Tree Cottage, 61, Fowlmere Road, SG8 8PZ
Fell 1 beech tree due to its location within a proposed development
Heydonbury, Heydon Lane, SG8 8QB
T1 is a Eucalyptus: Proposed work is to Reduce by 30% and shape to suit
T2 is a Cherry: Proposed work is to reduce in height by approximately 30% and shape to suit
Tree type (yew) Ref T1 Work to be done: Crown reduction 30% reduction.
37 Chishill Road, Heydon, SG8 8PP