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Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Act 2018

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51Power of entry: unauthorised felling

(1)Subsection (2) applies if the Scottish Ministers have reason to believe that a tree has been felled or is being felled and—

(a)the felling is not exempt under section 24, and

(b)the felling is not carried out in accordance with—

(i)a felling permission,

(ii)a felling direction,

(iii)a restocking direction,

(iv)a registered notice to comply,

(v)a remedial notice, or

(vi)a registered remedial notice.

(2)The Scottish Ministers may enter the land on which the tree was or is located for the purpose of determining whether the tree has been felled or is being felled as described in subsection (1)(a) or (b).

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