Wealden District Council
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Trees and Planning

Planning Process in Relation to Trees

If you are considering submitting an application which will affect trees and hedgerows you are advised to consult Chapter 3 of The Wealden Design Guide, a Supplementary Planning Document, the purpose of which is to encourage a higher standard of design for development within the District. This chapter provides specific information and advice to help you take proper account of trees, hedgerows and bio diversity when considering proposals for development.

Report a breach of planning conditions

Trees and hedges on development sites are often subject to specific conditions relating to their protection.  These can include protective fencing, ‘no dig’ construction techniques and restrictions on tree work without prior permission.  If you believe that works in breach of planning conditions are taking place please contact the planning department by emailing planning@wealden.gov.uk.