MidCoast Council will consider removing tree and vegetation controls from the Great Lakes Development Control Plan (DCP) when it meets to discuss a "greening strategy" for the whole council area.
Councillors will attend a workshop on the proposed greening strategy on Wednesday, September 30.
In a notice of motion to the September 9 monthly ordinary meeting, Cr Troy Fowler sought to have the tree preservation controls removed from the Great Lakes DCP.
"This has been going on from mid-September 2018, it was a major issue for the previous Great Lakes Council and we want to get it right," he said.
Cr Fowler said he had been approached by many people who have had issued getting a tree taken down on their property.
"I believe when you buy land you should be able to do what you want.
"I believe the majority of people want to look after trees and the environment."
Cr Brad Christensen supported Cr Fowler's move.
"We both have different views on this," he said.
"We have the situation where we have a tree preservation order covering one area (former Great Lakes LGA) of our whole council area.
"We need to remove that."
Council accepted a amendment to defer the matter to the September 30 workshop, where it would be discussed in line with the proposed "greening strategy".