The trees in Victoria Park are of paramount importance in establishing the character of the conservation area. Many are fully mature and create the effect of a woodland setting, despite the large number of buildings in the area.
The trees are sited within the property boundaries rather than in the streets or on the verges, and this puts the onus on property owners of ensuring that they are properly maintained. Proposals to lop, top or fell a tree within the designated area will require the prior consent of the local planning authority.
Where sites are redeveloped it is important to design a scheme with tree-planting and with retention of existing trees where appropriate.
In order to maintain a healthy tree cover and with it the character of the conservation area, it is good practice to plant a number of young trees amongst the mature ones.
Anyone wishing to fell, prune or uproot a tree covered by a Tree Preservation Order or in a Conservation Area should seek permission first from us before undertaking any work to the tree.
More information on trees.