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Online listing of Tree Preservation Orders launched

DETAILS of Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) have been placed online, by The City of Edinburgh Council, in recognition that the Coronavirus pandemic (and subsequent physical distancing requirements) makes it difficult to continue with the previous system, including notifications placed in local libraries.

Says an email issued by the council, announcing the move: “TPOs protect trees that contribute to amenity, or have historical or cultural significance. Anyone can propose a tree (or groups of trees and woodland) be protected.”

And adds guidance issued by the council (here): “The TPO comes in to effect immediately, but will lapse after six months unless it is confirmed by the planning authority.”

The email further says that TPOs can be found, here, on the council’s ‘GIS Atlas’. They can be viewed by selecting the ‘Layer List’ (near the top, right-hand corner), then opening the ‘Planning’ tab.

Read more, here.

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