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Make an application for works to trees

Make an application for works to trees

Apply for permission to work on trees protected by a tree preservation order (TPO), or give us notice of proposed works to trees in a conservation area.

How to apply

Make an application for tree works on the Planning Portal

Other ways to apply

You can apply by post. You can get an application form from the Planning Portal website.

Send your completed form to development.management@bristol.gov.uk or post to Development Management, City Hall, Bristol City Council, PO Box 3176, Bristol, BS3 9FS.

Cost

There’s no cost for making an application for tree works

What happens next

If you’ve applied to do works to a tree protected by a TPO, we’ll write to you to tell you our decision within eight weeks.

You can appeal against our decision. We’ll send you information about how to do this when we give you our decision. You can also appeal if we haven’t made a decision on your application within eight weeks.

If you’ve notified us of proposed tree works in a conservation area, you’ll hear from us within six weeks.

Works can go ahead if we decide that they're acceptable, or if we don’t make a decision within six weeks of the date of receiving your notice. We'll let you know the six week expiry date.

You must not start work within the six week period.

Contact information

Development Management

City Hall

PO Box 3176

Bristol, BS3 9FS

Opening Hours

You'll need to make an appointment to visit us in person. Call us to book an appointment.

Appointments are at:
City Hall
College Green
Bristol
BS1 5TR

Email: development.management@bristol.gov.uk

Tel: 0117 922 3000