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Single storey extension which is next to a tree with tpo
I am planning a single storey extension but have a tree in my back garden which has a tpo, will building regs still be suffice or do i need to go down the road of planning permission because of the tpo
Building Regulations will suffice if the scope of work falls within. Permitted Development. However, If the work proposed does not require planning consent, it is advised that you still have the trees assessed in accordance with BS5837 to inform good design. If your tree is protected by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) or is located within a conservation area, legislation relating to tree protection overrides that of permitted development rights, and you risk prosecution if protected trees are damaged.
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Answered 18th Jun 2016