How can I find out if my trees have a tpo?

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  1. Mucka

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    Hi

    I have a very large popular tree in the back garden, its about 30m tall and the trunk is over 2m.

    I would like to build a garage down the bottom of the garden next to the tree but I dont want to call the council to ask if there is a tpo incase they try and put one on it.

    Is there anyway I can find out for sure if there is a tpo on it or in the area?

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    Is your council the Vale of Glamorgan Council?
     
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    I'm on the border but I come under RCT.
     
  5. Cut them down, see if you get ur collar felt. (Alternatively get them certified as sick)
     
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    and is it within a conservation area
     
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    How far from the house is it?

    Can a garage not be built next to it? Trees should always be kept if possible, or more planted to offset the loss of anything that really needs to come out..
     
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    I had a look on the council website its not marked as a conservation area.

    My house is about 40 meters away from the tree but the tree is 8 meters from the bottom of the garden.

    If I build at the bottom the foundations would damage the roots.
     
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    I'm not aware of Local Authorities placing TPOs on trees just because someone asks about them, but maybe that happens.

    It sounds like the tree does not have much public prominence, so it's unlikely to have a TPO, but the right thing to do is to write to the Council and ask them.
     
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    Get a local tree feller around to give you a quote to fell it for you. They'll know what the score is.
     
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    What does RCT stand for?
     
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    Help me Rhondda
     
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    Close Rhondda Cynon Taf
     
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    I think I'd be tempted, subject to building control approval, to just build the garage and leave the tree to its own devices. If it lives, great. If it dies, you cut it down. It's a chance of a better overall situation than outright cutting it down
     
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