Gerlinde Gniewosz

Dear Merton Borough Council,

Please provide a list of all trees and their locations subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) that are located on council owned land (including council housing estates)

Yours faithfully,

Gerlinde Gniewosz

foi, Merton Borough Council

Thank you for your email message. We aim to respond to all requests under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information
Regulations 2004 within 20 working days. More information about the way we
deal with information requests is on our web site at
Information Governance Team
London Borough of Merton.
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Neil Milligan, Merton Borough Council

Dear Mrs Gniewosz,


Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations
2004 Information request


We have now considered your information request as set out below. 


You asked:


‘Please provide a list of all trees and their locations subject to a tree
preservation order (TPO) that are located on Council owned land (including
Council Housing Estates).


The Council’s response:


Here is the list of tree preservation orders that affect Council owned


•              TPO Mitcham 1959: street verge in Cedars Avenue;

•              Merton (No.15) TPO 1976 – several trees on open green verge
in Radnor Close;

•              Merton (No.68) TPO 1988 – Oak tree on open land at Bushey
Road, end of Dupont & Sydney Roads;

•              Merton (No.365) TPO 2003 – All trees in grounds of Ricards
Lodge High School, Lake Road.

•              Merton (No.390) TPO 2005 – Willow tree in playing field in
Meadowsweet Close;

•              Merton (No.487) TPO 2008 – Oak tree in grounds of Holy
Trinity C of E Primary School, Effra Road;

•              Merton (No.525) TPO 2009 – Horse Chestnut tree at SS Peter
and Paul Catholic Primary School, Cricket Green;

•              Merton (No.541) TPO 2010 – Oak tree at Joseph Hood
Recreation Ground, Martin Way;

•              Merton (No. 572) TPO 2011- Norway Maple at Garfield Primary
School, Garfield Road;

•              Merton (No.752) TPO 2020 – Two Oak trees on open land
adjacent to 91 Dorien Road.


If you have any queries or concerns about this please contact me.


If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request or wish to
appeal against the decision to exempt any part of your request, you should
request an Internal Review at [Merton Borough Council request email] or write in to Freedom of
Information team, Merton Council, Civic Centre, Morden, SM4 5DX.


If you escalate to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) without
following the council’s internal review process, the ICO will refer you
back to the council to enable the correct process to be followed.


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There is no charge for making an appeal.


Yours sincerely



Neil Milligan

Building and Development Control Manager


[email address]




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