Trees in conservation areas

Conservation areas are areas of special architectural or historical interest whose character should be preserved. Landscape features, including trees, contribute to the character of an area and special provision is made for their protection.

You must give the council six weeks written notice prior to carrying out work to trees in a conservation area.

The simplest way of giving the council notice is by completing the application form for tree work. We would always recommend that you apply online via the planning portal website. But you can also use the 'paper form chooser' on the planning portal site to download forms as pdf documents allowing you to print them out.

Download our Don't Mess with Croydon app to report tree issues straight to the relevant team. 

To find out if your property is in a conservation area contact the development management team using the details below or go to the 'Conservation areas in Croydon' webpage.

A fine of up to £20,000 can be imposed for destroying or cutting down a tree in a conservation area without consent. A fine of up to £2,500 can be imposed for pruning a tree without consent.

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