AGRICULTURE vol 2(2) | Commentary

416 Trees

AGRICULTURE vol 2(2) | Commentary

416 Trees

The planning system provides only limited general controls in respect of trees. The planting of trees is not of itself considered an act of development nor, simpliciter, is the felling of trees1. However local planning authorities are under a duty to make provision for the protection or planting of trees by using suitable planning conditions when granting planning permission for development, and to make tree preservation orders where it appears expedient in the interests of amenity to do so2. The effect of a tree preservation order is to prohibit certain works to the tree, or group of trees,

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