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Cutting down trees in my backyard
« on: May 18, 2020, 11:06:50 am »
I have recently bought a house here in Manchester and I am absolutely loving it. It has a small backyard with a few spruces and birches and a large area with concrete.
That is not what I would like. Ideally, I would love to remove the concrete and cut down the trees. I want to have grass path and few small vegetable plots plus flowers around the area.

My question is: can I cut down the trees as a home owner or do I need a permission from the district (Chorley)?
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Re: Cutting down trees in my backyard
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2020, 10:48:19 am »
Provided the trees do not have a Tree Protection Order (TPO) on them, you can cut them down. You can ask the council if they are working at the moment ( I doubt it!) or check for TPOs on their website perhaps.

Be aware that if the trees do not have an existing TPO and the council are then made aware of them, they may decide to TPO them!

But trees are quite an asset in a garden, providing shade and habitat for birds squirrels etc and shade for you on a hot day.

Perhaps just get rid of the spruces?
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