East Lothian Council

Trees in conservation areas

Obtaining approval

Before undertaking any tree work you are strongly advised to check with the Council if the tree is within a conservation area (or is otherwise protected by a tree preservation order or its retention is required by any conditions imposed by a planning permission). 

If so, you must obtain written approval from East Lothian Council in advance of any tree operations. You should write to:

The Director of Environment
East Lothian Council
John Muir House
Haddington
EH41 3HA

The Council must be notified in writing six weeks in advance of any proposed work intended on trees located within a conservation area.

East Lothian Council, John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington East Lothian EH41 3HA.