Posted: 19/12/2014 at 18:21
The above is all good advice but it isn't absolutely clear when the TPO was applied for or granted,
If the TPO was in process when you first put in to buy the land, your solicitor should have been aware of this restriction and should therefore have informed you before you finally purchased.
If the TPO was put in place after you actually purchased, as the land owner you should have at least been involved and been able to put your side of the argument. At least check with your solicitor and see whether you have any comeback.
As it is a residential area, it does rather sound as if it was viewed as " an amenity" and people like to keep whatever bit of wild greenery that is available. Perhaps as others have said, you could make your garden plan available to the other residents and see if you can bring them round to your way of thinking.
I'd have to say tho that what you see as a messy woodland which would be improved by yourself isn't always conducive to others views of a little bit of nature to enjoy within a built up area.
It is a difficult situation and I hope you can get some resolution.