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
Pentland Lea and The Firs, Seafield Road, Bilston 26 January 2023
Land at The Kiln, Quarrybank, Cousland 31 March 2023


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".