Building Control Online and Planning Online will be unavailable between 12pm on Monday 15 January and 9am on Friday 19 January for essential system maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Any comments on planning applications can be sent to

We frequently receive requests for tree pruning that cannot reasonably be met because they are either damaging to the tree or because they offer no cure to what is often a perceived or temporary problem.

Please use the following form to find the answer to a range of frequently asked questions regarding tree management in Torbay.  You can also use this form to report a problem with a tree on the highway or in a park that is affecting a property.

Please do not use this form for enquiries regarding protected trees.  For information on protected trees, please visit the Tree preservation orders page.

  Tree FAQ and problem reporting form

Alternatively you can download the following leaflet: