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TREE SURVEY IN QUAINTON

The parish council would like everyone to look through the 2021/22 tree survey carried out during lockdown and beyond.

View Survey Here

The survey was undertaken by two parish councillors (now retired from the PC) who were enthusiast but not necessarily knowledgeable.

Would you like your trees added? Are the trees listed on your property named correctly? Have you got a hidden gem? Did you know there are two Glastonbury Thorn trees in the village and it is hoped to plant a third?

Some incredible gardens are mini arboretums.

Pond and wildlife areas can also be added.

If you can help please contact the parish council via the Contact Page

Background

Buckinghamshire Council has powers under section 198(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) to make Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) where it is “expedient in the interests of amenity”.

The purpose of an order is to protect trees of significant value, and when an order is in effect it prohibits the cutting down, topping, lopping, uprooting, wilful damage or wilful destruction of trees without our consent.

TPOs are used appropriately for the public benefit. This process will assess whether the tree merits a TPO based on its contribution to public amenity, and if so, whether a TPO is justified on the grounds of expediency.

The project will also look at how hedgerows may also be safeguarded.

To nominate a tree please contact the parish council.