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Tree preservation

Tree Preservation Orders are made by a Planning Authority under Part V111 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 in England and Wales or Section 160 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 in Scotland and within the procedures set out in the Town and Country Planning (Trees) Regulations 1999 (England and Wales) or the Town and Country Planning (Tree Preservation Order and Trees in Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Regulations 1975-84. They are an effective means of protecting individual trees, groups of trees or woodlands whose removal would have significant impact on the public amenity of an area. They form a legal constraint permanently attached to the title of the land where the trees are located.


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