432. Planting of trees and treatment of derelict land.

432.     Planting of trees and treatment of derelict land.

A local planning authority1 may plant trees2 on land3 in its area for the purpose of preserving or enhancing the natural beauty of the land4. Where it appears to a local authority5 that any land in its area is derelict, neglected or unsightly6, it may carry out, for the purpose of reclaiming or improving that land or of enabling it to be brought into use, such works on that land or any other land as appear to it expedient7.

These powers8 may be exercised by an authority either on