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Tree works consent appeals: form and guidance

Guidance notes and form to submit an appeal to Scottish Ministers.

You have the right to make a tree works consent appeal to Scottish Ministers where a planning authority:

  • has refused your application
  • has imposed conditions you disagree with
  • has not issued a decision within the set timescale

The attached guidance explains:

  • what the appeals process is
  • how to complete and submit your form
  • how to get in touch
  • how to submit documents to the DPEA electronically
Your appeal must be made within the deadline specified by the tree preservation order. Common deadlines are within 28 days or three months of when the planning authority issues their decision. Or within 28 days or three months from the date the decision should have been issued. Appeals made after this cannot be considered. You must also send a copy of the appeal to the relevant planning authority.

There is no fee for this type of appeal. Everybody who participates in the process is normally expected to cover their own expenses.

This appeal can also be made using the eplanning portal.

You can track the progress of your appeal online.

More information

This form and guidance relates to appeals made under:

Scottish Planning Series: Planning Circular 1 2011: Tree Preservation Orders gives context to this specific appeal.

A guide to planning appeals explains what can be appealed to ministers and provides context for our appeals forms.

Appeal Form - TWCA.pdf

4 page PDF

Appeal Notes for appellants - TWCA.pdf

6 page PDF

Electronic Best Practice.pdf

2 page PDF

planning appeal process guide chart.pdf

1 page PDF


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Scottish Government
Planning and Environmental Appeals Division
4 The Courtyard
Callendar Business Park
Callendar Road

19 Apr 2016
Tree works consent appeals: form and guidance