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Explanatory Memorandum to Planning Amendment (Northern Ireland) Order 2003

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Article 16 ‑ Replacement of trees

This Article replaces Article 82 of the 1991 Order and provides for revised enforcement measures in respect of the protection of trees that are subject to a Tree Preservation Orders (TPO) as follows:

  • a new power for the Department to enforce the duty to replace trees subject to a TPO;

  • sets out specific grounds of appeal against enforcement notices in relation to trees;

  • a power for the Department to enter onto land to replant trees subject to a TPO, and to recover any costs incurred as a civil debt;

  • a new duty on an owner to replace trees that are removed in a Conservation Area.

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