Planning Circular 1/2011: tree preservation orders

Planning Circular 1/2011 providing guidance on tree preservation orders.

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We provide an overview of the new tree preservation order procedures and explain how the requirements and the Act and the Regulations fit together.

The circular is divided into the following sections:

  • introduction
  • interpretation
  • general duty as respects trees
  • tree preservation orders
  • replacing trees
  • appeals
  • compensation
  • conservation areas
  • rights of entry
  • transitional arrangements
  • annex A, model form of tree preservation order

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Circulars contain our policies on the implementation of legislation and procedures.

Statements of our policy in circulars may be considerations to take into account in development plans and development management decisions.

tree preservation order circular.pdf



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