Tree and Countryside

Find information on Tree Preservation Orders, hedgerow regulations and trees on development sites

Tree Preservation Orders

Many trees in the Breckland district are protected by a preservation order. These are trees of a high amenity value or which have a significant impact on the environment and have been identified by the council and protected by an order

Tree Work Applications

Many trees in Breckland are protected by a Preservation Order. These are trees of a high amenity value or which have a significant impact on the environment and have been identified by the council and protected by an order

Trees on Development Sites

Breckland Council wishes to retain existing trees on development sites, where those trees have been inspected and judged suitable for retention, in the interests of amenity

Hedgerow Regulations

Guidance on hedgerow regulations. We want to see important hedgerows retained for landscape, historical or wildlife reasons

Biodiversity

Breckland Council aims to protect and enhance the landscape and its biodiversity in keeping with the policies of the adopted Core Strategy and Development Control Policies and with national and international obligations

Geodiversity

Geodiversity is the variety of rocks, minerals and landforms beneath our feet