Tree conservation and tree works

New Tree Preservation Orders

This page lists Tree Preservation Orders (TPO) while the period for representations is open. We consider all representations before the Planning Committee confirms a Tree Preservation Order. 

To make a representation, email

New TPOs
Site Representations closing date
TPO 2 of 2024, land north of Old Golf House, Newbattle 29 February 2024
  • Download new TPOs
  • The map of protected trees shows all of the existing TPOs in Midlothian.

    Newly served tree preservation orders may not be shown yet on the map. Contact the planning helpdesk if you need more details on tree preservation orders or conservation areas.


Under the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (as amended), Midlothian Council can make a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) on:

  • any individual tree
  • group of trees
  • or woodland area.

Before making a TPO, we must consider the preservation of the tree(s) to be "expedient in the interest of amenity", or that they are "of cultural or historical significance".