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Ribble Valley Borough Council

Supplementary Planning Policy for Trees


Trees enhance the quality and appearance of most types of development and mature or semi-mature trees can give the appearance of maturity to new buildings.

However, trees, woodlands and hedgerows have a major impact on planning the use of a site including siting, scale and density of buildings as well as the layout of roads, access points and services.

Therefore, if trees and woodlands are to be correctly assessed and successfully retained, protected and managed it is vitally important for all parties concerned to have some understanding of the problems involved and to establish a proper policy and procedure.