Planning permission for tree works on TPO trees
Has anyone had to get planning permission for works to be done on trees with TPOs on them?
We have a stream (more like a ditch at the moment...!) the borders our garden, and on the other side of this are loads of trees, with TPOs on them. However much I love these trees, they are now becoming so large that they are completely overhanging large parts of our gardens, so they need to be trimmed back a bit.
I know I will need planning permission for this, but I have a few questions.
- Do I get a tree surgeon round now to look at the issue and tell me what needs doing, or do I put the planning application in first?
- Do I have to have an intermediary to submit the planning permission for us?
- Does the application for planning permission go out to all neighbours, or is it decided internally as it's just tree works rather than building anything?
- Who pays for the work - do we pay as the trees are overhanging our garden, and we are the ones who need them trimmed, or does the owner of the land pay as it's their trees?
Any help or advice from anyone that knows how this process works is gratefully received!
Also, just to confirm, I would be looking for the work to be actually carried out in the dormant season, ie likely early winter or similar.