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The Planning(Northern Ireland) Order 1991

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Tree preservation orders in anticipation of disposal of Crown land

115.—(1) The Department may make a tree preservation order in respect of Crown land in which no estate is for the time being held otherwise than by or on behalf of the Crown if the Department considers it expedient to do so for the purpose of preserving trees or woodlands on the land in the event of its ceasing to be Crown land or becoming subject to a private estate.

(2) A tree preservation order made by virtue of this Article shall not take effect until the land in question ceases to be Crown land or becomes subject to a private estate, whichever first occurs.

(3) On the occurrence of any event by virtue of which a tree preservation order takes effect in accordance with paragraph (2) the appropriate authority shall as soon as practicable give to the Department a notice in writing of the name and address of the person who has become entitled to the land in question or to a private estate in it.

(4) The procedure prescribed under Article 65(2) in connection with the making and confirmation of a tree preservation order shall apply as if the order had been made on the date on which notice is received by the Department under paragraph (3).

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