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Trees and high hedges - Weymouth and Portland

Weymouth and Portland Borough Council consider trees are an important part of our landscape and environment.

Make a tree enquiry

Tree work notifications can be viewed via the  Tree Work Application Search (opens in a new window).

The planning department is responsible for management of tree preservation orders (TPO); processing applications to carry out work on TPO trees and trees within conservation areas; making site visits; giving advice; encouraging the retention of established trees; promoting new planting and protecting and enhancing the local landscape. There is no charge to the public for these services, nor for planning applications relating to trees.

The planning department is also responsible for high hedge enquiries under part 8 of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003.

Trees make a valuable contribution to both the urban and rural landscapes as well as being an important habitat for wild life and contributing to local amenity. Trees also help to counteract the effects of global warming. Large trees are particularly import providing important local landmarks.

Weymouth and Portland Borough Council has published a landscape and development guide as supplementary planning guidance (pdf, 301kb) (opens in a new window) and developers are encouraged to follow the advice that it contains when preparing planning applications.

Apply online - trees

Apply and make payment online if you want permission to carry out works to trees within a Conservation Area or that has a TPO.

Apply online

Apply online - Hedgerows

Apply and make payment online if you want permission to remove a hedge.

Apply online

High hedge complaints

You can complain to the council about a high hedge, provided you have exhausted all other means of resolving the dispute.

Note that there is a fee for this process.

Download a complaint form you can complete and email back (excel, 979kb) (opens in a new window)

Download a complaint form you can print and post back (pdf, 179kb) (opens in a new window)


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