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Good afternoon, thank you for contacting Just Answer my name is***** am a solicitor and I will be assisting you today. Can you clarify your question so that I can best advise you?
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I am presuming that you have tried to contact the council in relation to this?
You will need the Councils permission if you wish to undertake felling or crown reduction on a tree that is protected by a TPO however it is advisable to discuss your proposals with the council prior to submitting the application.
They may suggest on alternative works that will solve the problem, and that will not conflict with our policies on tree protection. From practice, each council will take a certain amount of time, some will act much quicker than others it simply just becomes a matter of persisting to get them to have a look into the matter and then in some circumstances having to follow up with a complaint.
Thank you for this further information and I am sorry to hear about your circumstances, when you say that the council do not want to know is it that they will not allow works to be carried out on the trees?
Unfortunatly the costs of the maintenance of the trees and this does sound like it will be expensive will fall on you as the landowner.
It may also be worth contacting the solicitors who acted for you on the purchase and ask for a copy of the file to ensure at the time of the purchase you were informed of the correct boundaries and the relevant TPO that was in place.
I understand but the council will not contribute to this, if you were advised at the time that the trees were within your land and protected by a TPO would you have continued with the purchase?
Then it is worth checking that at the time you carried out the purchase the solicitor fully advised you off the boundary lines and TPO.
Glad to be off assistance I wish you all the best.