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Trees and hedgerows - North Dorset

North Dorset District Council is committed to preserving and retaining trees so they continue to contribute to the North Dorset landscape.

  • Hedgerow North Dorset Hedgerow regulations (North Dorset)

    The Hedgerow Regulations 1997 introduced new arrangements for local planning authorities in England and Wales to protect important hedgerows in the countryside, by controlling their removal through a system of notification.

  • North Dorset Amenity Tree Planting Grants

    North Dorset District Council provides small grants for amenity tree planting projects which provide communities with an opportunity to improve amenity tree and wildlife value of the local landscape.

  • High hedge North Dorset The High Hedges Act

    New powers were created for local authorities under part eight of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 to tackle problems associated with high hedges.

  • Tree warden scheme (North Dorset)

    Tree Wardens are people appointed by their community group, residents association, parish council, or community council to gather information and to encourage practical projects relating to trees in the community.

  • Trees in conservation areas (North Dorset)

    A conservation area can be defined as an area of special architectural or historical interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance. If you are planning to carry out work to any tree(s) within a conservation area you must give six weeks notice.

  • North Dorset Tree Preservation Orders

    The council is responsible for making Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) in North Dorset and has a statutory responsibility to protect trees on development sites.

  • North Dorset Trees and Development Guidelines

    The visual contribution of trees to the built environment has long been recognised. In addition, trees provide important habitats for wildlife, help to improve air quality, reduce rain water run-off, provide shelter and are integral to the character of the Dorset countryside. Trees therefore have a significant role to play in achieving sustainable development.

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