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New Forest Act 1877

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6 Exercise of rights of Crown within limited area.E+W+S+N.I.

With respect to the lands in the Forest which are at the date of the passing of this Act inclosed, or have previously to such date been inclosed by virtue of any such commission as aforesaid, it shall be lawful for Her Majesty, from time to time, without the issue of any commission, and when and in such manner and as often as to Her Majesty seems meet, to cause any part of such lands to be inclosed, planted, laid open, replanted, or re-inclosed; provided that the whole quantity of such lands under inclosure does not exceed at any one time [F16,475 hectares].

Provided also, as respects the lands in this section mentioned, that in cutting timber or trees for improving the woods, or for sale, care shall be taken to maintain the picturesque character of the ground, and not wholly to level or clear the woods, but to leave from time to time a sufficient number of the most ornamental trees; and to keep the woods replenished from time to time by protecting the self-sown plants, or by planting trees in the vacant spaces, having regard to the ornamental as well as the profitable use of the ground.

One month’s previous notice shall be given to the verderers by the [F2Forestry Commissioners] of their intention to inclose, lay open, or re-inclose any lands which Her Majesty has power to inclose under the provisions of this Act, but the verderers shall have no power to object to any such inclosure, laying open, or re-inclosure.

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F1Words substituted by S.I. 1979/836, Sch. para. 4

F2Words substituted by virtue of Forestry (Transfer of Woods) Act 1923 (c. 21), s. 1, Sch. and S.R. & O. 1924/386 (Rev. V, p. 443: 1924, p. 454), art. 2

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