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You need to apply for 'tree work consent' if you intend to carry out any work on a tree that is covered by
To carry out works to trees covered by any of the above forms of protection, you will need to submit details of those proposals and:
Further information can be found on our planning applications page.
Once your proposals for tree works have been submitted, the council has a period of 6 weeks in which to consider those proposals in respect of trees in a conservations area, and 8 weeks in respect of trees subject to tree preservation orders or planning conditions.
We require that planning applications provide information on existing trees and other landscape features if applicable. A site survey will determine which trees will be retained or removed once planning consent has been granted.
A site survey will normally include an arboricultural assessment of those trees and provide information regarding the health and vigour of each tree, and its suitability within the context of the proposed site development.
Any breaches of the planning conditions may result in enforcement action being taken against the landowner.
London Borough of Merton
Merton Civic Centre
Tel: 020 8545 3777
This page was last updated on Wednesday 30 March 2016