Jubilee Trees for Norfolk scheme

The location of your trees

Planting the right species in the right place creates a positive impact. It’s not as simple as planting trees in any space available.

Before you apply, consider why you are planting trees and the impact on the surrounding landscape.

To help get the trees in the right place, we'll ask you if:

  • The planting site is free from underground/over ground utilities 
  • Trees will create a significant amount of shade or limit usage in a neighbouring property
  • You are planting on land that is protected through designation (land that has special protection status). You will need to check if this applies to you by using Magic Map. Search for your planting location and turn on 'Designations' and 'Habitats and Species' in the table of contents.
    • This includes any rare or protected species/habitats such as grassland, wetlands, or heathland
    • Tree planting within Scheduled Monuments requires Scheduled Monuments Consent from Historic England 
    • Other designated sites may require consultation or permission from the relevant statutory body. For example, a Site of Specific Scientific Interest (SSSI) or County Wildlife Site.
  • There is a Public Right of Way within 10 metres of your planting proposals
    • You can check this by looking at our Public Rights of Way web page. This includes the Public Rights of Way interactive map and access to the ‘Definitive Map’ to check for legally defined widths. Be aware that the used route on the ground may not reflect the legal route or legal width. 
    • If there is a Public Right of Way within 10m of where you want to plant, consider a wider corridor to take account of height and width of future growth. Maintenance of the trees next to a Public Right of Way is the tree owner’s responsibility. So you would need to make sure that they don't interfere with the public’s use of the route. For example, encroaching into the width or overhanging branches.
    • If in the future your trees are found to be obstructing a Public Right of Way, you may need to remove them at your own cost. The obstruction could be either direct or by reducing the legal width.

If you can't use the interactive maps above for any reason, you can tell us in the application form so we can help you.

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