Conservation area legislation includes legal protection of all trees with a trunk/stem diameter greater than 75mm, when measured at 1.5m above ground level.
How do I find out if I am in a conservation area?
A conservation area is defined as an area of special architectural or historical interest, whose character or appearance it is desirable to preserve or enhance. Trees can complement and enhance a conservation area and so they are provided a level of legal protection. See whether your property is within a conservation area on the Cherwell Local Map.
What if a tree also has a Tree Preservation Order (TPO)?
If a tree located in a conservation area is already subject to a TPO, the TPO takes precedence and you must submit an application form to obtain permission to undertake any works. To find out whether your tree is subject to a TPO contact our Arboricultural Officer on 01295 221708 (South) or on 01295 221804 (North), or email firstname.lastname@example.org.