Proposed tree preservation orders

When we raise a provisional Tree Preservation Order (TPO) we notify the landowner and any interested parties that are likely to be directly affected by it. 

The TPO takes immediate effect but on a temporary basis for six months. During this time we will decide whether the order should be given permanent status. People affected by the TPO have a right to object or make comments on any of the trees or woodlands covered by the order before we decide whether the order should be made permanent.

Before deciding whether to confirm an order (make it permanent), the council must take into account all ‘duly made’ objections and representations that have not been withdrawn. If you would like your comments taken into consideration you must make sure we receive them in writing within 28 days of the service date of the TPO. This date is shown on the order document. 

Objections and representations are duly made if they are made in writing and:

  • are delivered to, or could reasonably expected to be delivered to, the authority not later than 28 days from the service date of the TPO
  • specify the particular trees, groups of trees or woodlands in question with reference to the TPO plan
  • in the case of an objection, state the reasons for the objection

How to respond to a Tree Protection Order consultation in Lewes district

Please send your comments to: Specialist Advisor (Arboriculture), Southover House, Southover Road, Lewes. BN7 1AB. 

Or email

We will carefully consider all objections and comments before deciding whether to make the Order permanent.

The following are new (provisional) Tree Preservation Orders under consideration:

Tree Preservation Order (No.1) 2020 - Camoys Court Farm, Barcombe Mills Road, Barcombe. Expiry date: Thursday 13 February 2020.

We are not currently consulting over any Tree protection Orders in Eastbourne.