Posted: 26/10/2017 at 09:39
I think that must depend on each council, I’ve never heard of permission to cut down quick growing conifers. They are not native trees, mostly are short live anyway. That’s why they grow acres of them on the Moor and fell them after 30 years. Three inch trunks? are You sure?
I had a row of Beech trees cut down a few years ago, the council said...do what you like, they’re on your property!
It was the fashion to plant them a few years back, everybody had them! The OP is only talking about a few, I’m sure the neighbours will be delighted.