Tree consent issues

Consent to remove the top of my protected tree
this will not be granted as 'topping out' is very bad practice and leads to numerous problems and safety issues.
Consent to fell protected trees that are making paths, cars or property sticky
this will not be granted. The sticky residue comes from aphids that feed on the tree. Aphid residue is not an actionable nuisance, therefore alternative methods of prevention or cleaning is required.
Consent to prune a protected tree touching properties
this will be granted with written consent. Consent will always be granted to prune back protected trees that are touching properties.
Consent to prune or fell my protected tree entangled telephone lines
this will not be granted. Please call your telephone provider quoting 'NJUG 10' (National Joint Utilities Group publication number 10) and they should reroute the wires for free.
Planting replacement trees
if you have been given consent to remove a protected tree, there is a legal duty under the Town and Country Planning Act to plant replacement trees.​​​​​​
Consent to prune or fell a protected tree to resolve light issues
this will not be granted unless it is over ruled by the high hedge legislation. However, crown-raising works will be allowed to alleviate light issues.
Consent to prune or fell a protected tree to resolve satellite, television or radio interference
this will generally not be granted and alternative methods of boosting reception, change the receiving location or changing the provider should be sought. However, slight pruning works may be granted if it would resolve the issue completely.