Coronavirus information

The Civic Offices remain closed to the public. We're continuing to deliver services to the community. For council service updates, national guidance and how to contact us, click the link below.

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Coronavirus: trees management service updates

Site visits

We are not conducting general site visits until further notice. Site visits can be arranged for emergency situations or where there are possible breaches in legislation, such as unauthorised works on protected trees.

Applications for tree works

Applications to undertake works on protected trees are still being processed and photographs are requested to illustrate the proposed works. Works to protected trees should not be started until permission from us has been granted.

Applications which cannot be determined will be put on hold until current social distancing restrictions are lifted.

Apply for tree works on a protected tree

Planning consultations

Planning consultations where trees may be affected are undertaken using desktop methods or via photographs from applicants or planning officers.

Contact details

For more information or general enquiries, please email

For emergency site visits, please phone 01483 743 739