Tree Preservation Orders - Scotland

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Title
Tree Preservation Orders - Scotland
Alternate title
tpo
Date ( Revision )
Identifier
www.spatialhub.scot / sh_tpo

Abstract
Whilst TPOs are a legal requirement they may not always be digitised accurately. Users of this data should not assume this data is totally accurate and should consult the specific local authority for more detail before making any decisions A TPO is made by the Local Authority, under Section 160 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997, and within the procedures set out in the Town and Country Planning (Tree Preservation Order and Trees in Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Regulations 2010. They are made to protect individual trees, groups of trees or woodlands which have particular amenity value, make a significant contribution to the landscape or townscape or because there may be a potential threat to the trees. Deciding which trees qualify to become protected the local authority must ensure that the trees contribute to the amenity and attractiveness of an area and be under threat in some way. Either individual specimens or groups can be protected in a single Order. More information and guidance on Tree Preservation orders and Trees in conservation can be found in Planning Circular 1/2011. Which provides an overview of the TPO procedures, explaining how the requirements from the Act and Regulations fit together. Some local authorities capture polygons of tree preservation areas. Others will identify actual trees as point TPOs. Several LAs capture both. We have initially created two separate layers - point and polygon, to represent TPOs. This may show duplication where a point falls within a polygon. We may adapt this rationale and methodology in due course as we know that there is a discrepancy with Registers of Scotland's TPO data.

Point of contact

The Improvement Service
Livingston
West Lothian
EH54 6AX
United Kingdom
annually
Keywords ( Theme )
  • Land use
GEMET - INSPIRE themes, version 1.0 ( Theme )
  • Land coverProtected sitesArea management/restriction/regulation zones and reporting units
otherRestrictions
Other constraints
Limitations on public access
Use limitation
Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.
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Topic category
  • Planning cadastre
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Reference system identifier
urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4258

Reference system identifier
EPSG / OSGB 1936 / British National Grid (EPSG:27700) / 7.9

Reference system identifier
EPSG / ETRS89 (EPSG:4258) / 7.9

Reference system identifier
EPSG / WGS 84 / Pseudo-Mercator (EPSG:3857) / 7.9