Village Trees Project

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The parish council is undertaking a survey of all trees in the parish.

Do you know of significant, historical or rare trees in the village we should look at and protect?

Once identified the parish council will seek to safeguard important trees from unecessary removal by requesting a Tree Presevation Order (TPO).

Background

Buckinghamshire Council  has powers under section 198(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) to make Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) where it is “expedient in the interests of amenity”.

The purpose of an order is to protect trees of significant value, and when an order is in effect it prohibits the cutting down, topping, lopping, uprooting, wilful damage or wilful destruction of trees without our consent.

TPOs are used appropriately for the public benefit. This process will assess whether the tree merits a TPO based on its contribution to public amenity, and if so, whether a TPO is justified on the grounds of expediency.

The project will also look at how hedgerows may also be safeguarded.

To nominate a tree please contact the following parish councillors:

Michelle Tompson:      Email    michelle.thompson@quainton.org.uk

Claire Lucas:                Email   claire.lucas@quainton.org.uk

           

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News Update date: 9/1/2020