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Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Act 2018

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 Overview of Act

    1. 1.Overview of Act

  3. PART 2 Forestry functions

    1. CHAPTER 1 General forestry functions

      1. Duty to promote sustainable forest management

        1. 2.Duty to promote sustainable forest management

      2. Forestry strategy

        1. 3.Duty to prepare forestry strategy

        2. 4.Preparation and revision of forestry strategy

        3. 5.Publication of forestry strategy

        4. 6.Duty to have regard to forestry strategy

        5. 7.Report on forestry strategy

      3. Duty to make arrangements for research

        1. 8.Duty to make arrangements for research in relation to the promotion of sustainable forest management

    2. CHAPTER 2 Tree health and silvicultural material testing functions

      1. 9.Transfer of Plant Varieties and Seeds Act 1964 functions

      2. 10.Transfer of Plant Health Act 1967 functions

  4. PART 3 Management of land by Scottish Ministers

    1. Management of forested land

      1. 11.Management of forested land

      2. 12.Meaning of “forested land”

      3. 13.Meaning of “national forest estate”

    2. Forestry information

      1. 14.Duty to publish information on forestry

    3. Management of land to further sustainable development

      1. 15.Management of land to further sustainable development

    4. Duty to publish map of land managed by Scottish Ministers

      1. 16.Duty to publish map of land managed by Scottish Ministers

    5. Power to enter into arrangements

      1. 17.Power to enter into arrangements

    6. Acquisition and disposal of land

      1. 18.Power to acquire land by agreement

      2. 19.Compulsory purchase of land

      3. 20.Power to dispose of land

  5. PART 4 Felling

    1. CHAPTER 1 Overview and key terms

      1. 21.Overview of Part 4

      2. 22.Key terms in Part 4

    2. CHAPTER 2 Offence of unauthorised felling

      1. 23.Offence of unauthorised felling

      2. 24.Unauthorised felling: exemptions

    3. CHAPTER 3 Felling permission

      1. 25.Applications for felling permission

      2. 26.False or misleading information in applications: offence

      3. 27.Decisions on applications

      4. 28.Continuing conditions on felling permission: offence

      5. 29.Variation of felling permission

      6. 30.Suspension of felling permission

      7. 31.Revocation of felling permission

      8. 32.Compensation for refusal of felling permission

      9. 33.Felling of trees subject to tree preservation orders

    4. CHAPTER 4 Felling directions

      1. 34.Felling directions

      2. 35.Felling directions: offence

    5. CHAPTER 5 Restocking directions

      1. 36.Restocking directions

      2. 37.Restocking directions: offence

    6. CHAPTER 6 Continuing conditions on felling permission, felling directions and restocking directions: notices to comply

      1. 38.Registration of notices to comply

      2. 39.Registered notices to comply: offence

    7. CHAPTER 7 Registration of notices under Chapters 6 and 8

      1. 40.Registration of notices of variation

      2. 41.Registration of notices of discharge from compliance

      3. 42.Meaning of “register”

      4. 43.Descriptions of land

      5. 44.Receipt of notices by Keeper

    8. CHAPTER 8 Compliance

      1. Temporary stop notices

        1. 45.Temporary stop notices

        2. 46.Temporary stop notices: offence

        3. 47.Temporary stop notices: compensation

      2. Requests for information

        1. 48.Requests for information

        2. 49.Requests for information: offence

      3. Site visits

        1. 50.Site visits with consent of owner or occupier

      4. Powers of entry

        1. 51.Power of entry: unauthorised felling

        2. 52.Power of entry: decision to give felling directions or restocking directions

        3. 53.Power of entry: failure to comply

      5. Remedial notices

        1. 54.Remedial notices

        2. 55.Remedial notices: offence

        3. 56.Registration of remedial notices

        4. 57.Registered remedial notices: offence

      6. Giving documents to owner or occupier

        1. 58.Giving documents to owner or occupier

      7. Step-in power

        1. 59.Step-in power

      8. Powers of entry and step-in power: application to court

        1. 60.Powers of entry and step-in power: application to court

      9. Powers of entry and step-in power: offences

        1. 61.Powers of entry and step-in power: offences

      10. Powers of entry and step-in power: further provision

        1. 62.Powers of entry and step-in power: further provision

      11. Step-in power: recovery of expenses

        1. 63.Step-in power: recovery of expenses

        2. 64.Registration of notices of liability for expenses

        3. 65.Recovery of expenses from new owner of land

        4. 66.Registration of notices of discharge of liability for expenses

      12. Time limit for prosecution

        1. 67.Time limit for prosecution

    9. CHAPTER 9 Appeals

      1. 68.Appeals against decisions by Scottish Ministers

  6. PART 5 General powers

    1. 69.Information, research and education etc.

    2. 70.Power to form companies etc.

    3. 71.Financial assistance

    4. 72.Charging

    5. 73.Chief forester

    6. 74.Arrangements for carrying out forestry and land management functions

    7. 75.Report on operation of administrative arrangements

  7. PART 6 General and final provisions

    1. 76.Regulations

    2. 77.Ancillary provision

    3. 78.Interpretation

    4. 79.Modifications of enactments and repeals

    5. 80.Saving of existing forestry dedication agreements

    6. 81.Forestry Commissioners’ functions no longer exercisable in Scotland

    7. 82.Index of defined expressions

    8. 83.Crown application: general

    9. 84.Crown application: powers of entry

    10. 85.Commencement

    11. 86.Short title

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      MODIFICATIONS OF ENACTMENTS

      1. 1.Acquisition of Land (Authorisation Procedure) (Scotland) Act 1947

      2. 2.Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      REPEALS

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      INDEX OF DEFINED EXPRESSIONS

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