The Dulwich Estate

Applications for Changes

Tree works

Trees must not be lopped, cut down, destroyed or removed without the prior consent of the Managers (clause 6.(b)(i) Scheme of Management Document). The Managers’ policy is to retain trees, especially those of significant amenity value.

There is no charge for any application for tree works. An application should be made to the Scheme of Management Office and the Administrator will arrange for the Managers’ Tree Consultant to inspect the tree(s). See Policy Guidelines 1. Tree Works and General Guidance Notes.

The following tree surgeons are familiar with the requirements of the Scheme of Management and have carried out work within the Estate to the satisfaction of the Managers’ Tree Consultant. By providing this information, no recommendation is made on the part of The Dulwich Estate or its employees, consultants or Trustees and freeholders must make their own enquiries before engaging a tree surgeon (in particular, the insurance cover held by the firm instructed):

Acacia Tree Surgeons Acacia House Tel: 01959 577 718
  Approach Road Mobile: 07931 116 413
  Tatsfield Email: acaciatreesurgeons@gmail.com
  Westerham Web site: www.acaciatreesurgeons.com
  Kent TN16 2JT  
 
Cut Above Tree Management Limited 55 Avondale Rise Tel: 020 7207 0688
  Peckham Mobile: 07971 055 438
  London Email: hamishlodge1@mac.com
  SE15 4AJ Web site: www.cutabovetreemanagement.co.uk
 
G & R Tree Surgeons 49 Sussex Way Tel: 020 8441 9777
  Cockfosters Fax: 020 8441 9777
  EN4 0BQ Email: gandrtrees@aol.com
 
ISC Tree Specialist Limited 51 Marischal Road Tel: 020 8690 3812
  Lewisham Fax: 020 8690 3812
  London SE13 5LE Email: nicci.copping@btconnect.com
 
Rowland A N 51A Clifford Road Tel: 020 8654 2526
  South Norwood Email: info@anrowland.co.uk
  London SE25 5JS Web site: www.anrowland.co.uk
 
Welton J 36A Hamlet Road Tel: 020 8653 3286
  Upper Norwood Mobile: 07958 346 069
  London SE19 2AW Email: welton.trees@gmail.com
 

The above are listed alphabetically and this does not indicate any order of preference.

Alterations to property

No alteration must be made to the external appearance of any building or structure on a property and no new or additional building or structure shall be built or erected thereon so as to be visible at ground level from beyond the boundaries of the property without the prior written approval of the Managers (clause 3.(a) Scheme Document).

The application process is detailed in the General Guidance Notes and applicants should also refer to the appropriate Policy Guidelines. An application fee (see below) is required before it can be processed.

Where a proposal does not comply with the Policy Guidelines or a significant change is being considered, the applicant is encouraged to discuss these rong>in advance with the Consultant Architect, via the Scheme of Management Office, in order to avoid unnecessary costs and delay.

Immediate neighbours and members of the Advisory Committee are provided with details of applications. Where an application does not comply with the Policy Guidelines and/or there are objections, the proposals are put to the Scheme of Management Committee for its consideration.

The following firms of architects/surveyors are familiar with the requirements of the Scheme of Management and have undertaken projects for freeholders living on the Estate. By providing this information, no recommendation is made on the part of The Dulwich Estate or its employees or Trustees and freeholders must make their own enquiries before engaging a firm:

Charlotte Ambrose 64 Dovercourt Road Mobile: 07821 923 594
Architects Dulwich Email: ca@charlotteambrose.com
  London SE22 8ST
 
Jonathan Coombs 43 Woodwarde Road Tel: 020 8299 2902
Architect Dulwich Mobile: 07967 500 938
  London SE22 8UN Email: jonathancoombsriba@gmail.com
    Web site: www.jonathancoombsriba.co.uk
 
Owen Architects 30 Underwood Street Tel: 020 7608 2889
Ltd London N1 7JQ Mobile: 07957 364 375
    Email: hdo@owenarchitects.co.uk
    Web site: www.owenarchitects.co.uk
 
Knox Bhavan 69 Choumert Road Tel: 020 7635 9911
Architects LLP London SE15 4AR Email: mail@knoxbhavan.com
    Web site: www.knoxbhavan.com
 
McChesney 7 Druce Road Tel: 020 8693 2738
Architects Dulwich Email: design@mcchesney.co.uk
  London SE21 7DW Web site: www.mcchesney.co.uk
 
Mittelman F23 Parkhall Tel: 020 8766 6400
Associates LLP 40 Martell Road Fax: 020 8655 7043
  London SE21 8EN Email: michael.mittelman@mittelman.co.uk
    Web site: www.mittelman.co.uk
 
Open Architecture Mermaid House Tel: 020 7332 2888
London 2 Puddle Dock Mobile: 07843 348 826
  London EC4V 3DB Email: mail@openlondon.uk.com
    Web site: www.openlondon.uk.com
 
Open Architecture 5 Bligh’s Court Tel: 01732 779 580
(Kent) Ltd Bligh’s Meadow Mobile: 07843 348 826
  Sevenoaks Email: reception@openarc.co.uk
  Kent TN13 1DD Web site: www.openarc.co.uk
 
Oliver Probyn 35 Shakespeare Road Tel: 020 7733 0518
Architect Herne Hill Email: oliver@probyngibbs.co.uk
  London SE24 0LA
 
Richard Dudzicki 16 Forest Hill Road Tel: 020 8299 2222
Associates Limited East Dulwich Email: admin@rdauk.com
  London SE22 0RR Web site: www.rdauk.com
 
se5 Architects Springbank Tel: 020 7924 0125
  81A Grove Park Email: mail@se5arch.com
  London SE5 8LE Web site: www.se5arch.com
 
Simon Whitehead Unit 16, Blue Line Place Tel: 020 7183 1063
Architects Limited 237 Long Lane Fax: 020 7691 7242
  London SE1 4PU Email: london@simonwhitehead.com
    Web site: www.simonwhitehead.com
 

The above are listed alphabetically and this does not indicate any order of preference.

Application Fees

In order to help defray the costs of administering the Scheme, a fee is levied for all applications other than for works to trees. In the case of a retrospective application, the fee payable is twice the scale charge shown below and freeholders are therefore encouraged to obtain the prior consent of the Managers before commencing any works.

Scheme of Management scale of charges for applications requiring a licence
with effect from 2 January 2017:

  £      
Minimum application fee 85.00  
Extension (minimum charge) 510.00  
Extension > 25 sq.metres 22.00 per sq.metre
Loft conversion (minimum charge) 510.00  
Replacement windows and doors 200.00  
Change a door, a window, a gate or fence 85.00  
Add dormer window 125.00  
Add roof light 90.00  
Add solar energy panel 85.00  
New drive or hardstanding 190.00  
Replacement of driveway material 85.00  
Hard landscaping in rear garden 110.00  
Shed up to 3 metres x 2.4metres (10ft x 8ft) 100.00  
Garden building > 3 x 2.4 metres (10ft x 8ft) 22.00 per sq.metre
Satellite dish 85.00  
A new house or a swimming pool: quoted on application  
     
Other charges:    
Minimum administration charge for applications or
for renewing a lost or expired licence or for the
consideration of amendments to an approved application
85.00  
To provide OS location plan 25.00  
Reissuing lost tree licences 25.00  
Retrospective Applications Double scale fee  
     

Documents

Download document in PDF format SOM Architects / Surveyors 2017 (PDF 79kb)

Download document in PDF format SOM Tree Surgeons 2016 (PDF 57kb)

Download document in PDF format SOM Application Fees 2017 (PDF 6kb)