Tree Preservation Orders

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1367
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In light of the potential for more heatwaves arising from climate change, will you lobby Defra to amend the legislation and regulations for Tree Preservation Orders so that their value in cooling London can be given sufficient weight?

Answer

Answer for Tree Preservation Orders

Answer for Tree Preservation Orders

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My policies and programmes for London's trees, and the guidance I have published in 'Preparing Borough Tree and Woodland Strategies' SPG recognises the importance of trees for cooling and mitigating surface water flooding, including through Tree Preservation Orders.