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Who is responsible for trees in Stafford Borough?

    There are several Council departments dealing with tree issues within Stafford Borough:-

    Planning

    The Planning Service, officially called the Local Planning Authority (LPA), deals with all issues relating to trees in private ownership. So things such as the making, serving and administration of Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs), dealing with issues relating to trees growing in Conservation Areas (CAs), high hedges, hedgerow removal, and matters relating to trees and development all come under the Local Planning Authority's jurisdiction.

    The address is:
    Head of Economic Development and Planning
    Stafford Borough Council
    Civic Centre
    Riverside
    Stafford
    ST16 3 AQ

    Tel: 01785 619000
    Email: trees@staffordbc.gov.uk

    We publish advice on a range of matters including through Frequently Asked Questions on the following topics (clicking on the topic of interest to you will take you to more information):-

     

    Streetscene

    Streetscene deals with most issues relating to trees in Council ownership. So matters relating to trees in public parks and gardens, Council owned woodlands and other public open space are all dealt with by that service.

    The address is:-
    Head of Environment
    Stafford Borough Council
    Civic Centre
    Riverside
    Stafford
    ST16 3 AQ

    Tel: 01785 619000
    Email: info@staffordbc.gov.uk

    Highways

    Staffordshire County Council deal with complaints about trees, shrubs and other vegetation that are causing an obstruction on pavements, footways and other public thoroughfares, or which are obscuring street lighting. Also trees that may be a danger to highway users. More information is available from Staffordshire County Council.

    The Highways Hotline can be contacted between 8am and 6pm, 0300 111 8000 calls will be charged at a local rate

    Email: highways@staffordshire.gov.uk or Report Faults Online

    Other tree related matters

    Biodiversity: promoting and protecting wildlife habitats.

    Tel: 01785 619000
    Email: wwaller@staffordbc.gov.uk

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