Tree preservation

Under planning law, trees may be protected in three ways.

Tree Preservation Orders

To undertake work to a tree subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) you need to obtain the consent of Slough Borough Council’s planning department.

Applications to undertake work to a tree subject to a TPO must be made online via the planning portal or in writing using the form. 

Trees within conservation areas

To undertake works to trees within a conservation area you need to give Slough Borough Council’s planning department six weeks written notice of your intent. This only applies to trees with a stem over 75mm in diameter measured at 1.5 meters above ground level.

Notification to undertake work to a tree within a conservation area must be made online via the planning portal or in writing using the form, or in a letter which gives the same information required to complete the form above.

Trees subject to a planning condition

If you want to carry out works to a tree which is the subject of a a planning condition please contact the planning department.

Guidance on submitting an application

Warning

It is an offence to carry out any work to a protected tree, destroy or willfully damage a protected tree including causing damage to the roots without permission from the Local Planning Authority (Slough Borough Council). To find out if a tree is preserved please contact the planning department.

Contact us

Online
Contact Planning form

Telephone
01753 477340

Address
Planning Department
Slough Borough Council
St Martins Place
51 Bath Road
Slough, SL1 3UF