Forestry Act 1967

  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Forestry and Afforestation in Great Britain

    1. 1. The Forestry Commission.

    2. 2. Constitution, administration, etc., of Commission.

    3. 3. Management of forestry land.

    4. 4.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    5. 5. Forestry dedication covenants and agreements.

    6. 6. Requirements for haulage facilities.

    7. 7. Prevention of damage by rabbits, hares and vermin.

    8. 8. Miscellaneous powers of Commissioners.

    9. 8A. General duty of Ministers.

  3. Part II Commissioners’ Power to Control Felling of Trees

    1. Restriction of felling

      1. 9. Requirement of licence for felling.

      2. 10. Application for felling licence and decision of Commissioners thereon.

      3. 11. Terms of compensation on refusal of licence.

      4. 12. Conditional licences.

      5. 13. Deferred decision on application.

      6. 14. Tree-felling in accordance with approved working plan etc.

      7. 15. Trees subject to preservation order under Planning Acts.

      8. 16. Review of refusal or conditions of licence.

      9. 17. Penalty for felling without licence.

      10. 17A. Power of Commissioners to require restocking notice after unauthorised felling.

      11. 17B. Appeal against restocking notice.

      12. 17C. Enforcement of restocking notice.

    2. Power of Commissioners to direct felling

      1. 18. Felling directions.

      2. 19. Restrictions on Commissioners’ power under s. 18.

      3. 20. Review of felling directions.

      4. 21. Courses open to person adversely affected by felling directions.

      5. 22. Consequences of acceptance by Minister of notice under s. 21

      6. 23. Proceedings in respect of felling directions.

    3. Enforcement of licence conditions and felling directions

      1. 24. Notice to require compliance with conditions or directions.

      2. 25. Appeal against notice under s. 24.

      3. 26. Expenses etc. in connection with notices under s. 24.

    4. Supplementary

      1. 27.Committees of reference for purposes of ss. 16, 20, 21 and 25.

      2. 28. Identification of trees.

      3. 29. Provisions relating to mortgages, heritable securities and settled land.

      4. 30. Service of documents.

      5. 31. Determination of matters arising under ss. 11, 14, 21 and 22.

      6. 32. Regulations.

      7. 33. Application of Part II to Crown land.

      8. 34. Meaning of “owner” in Part II.

      9. 35. Interpretation of other expressions in Part II.

      10. 36. Application of Part II to London.

  4. Part III Administration and Finance

    1. Advisory bodies

      1. 37. Committees to advise Commissioners.

      2. 38. Composition etc. of advisory committees.

    2. Acquisition and disposal of land

      1. 39. Power of Minister to acquire and dispose of land.

      2. 40. Compulsory purchase of land.

    3. Finance, accounts and annual report

      1. 41. Forestry Fund.

      2. 42. Finance of land acquistion, management, etc.

      3. 43. Satisfaction of certain contingent liability to Crown Estate.

      4. 44. Annual accounts of Commissioners.

      5. 45. Annual report by Commissioners.

  5. Part IV General

    1. 46. Commisioners’ power to make byelaws.

    2. 47. Provisions supplementary to s. 46 for New Forest and Forest of Dean.

    3. 48. Powers of entry and enforcement.

    4. 49. Interpretation.

    5. 50. Transitional provisions, repeals and savings.

    6. 51. Short title and extent.

  6. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      The Forestry Commission and its Staff

      1. Part I Administration

        1. The Commissioners

          1. 1.The Commissioners may for all purposes be described by the...

          2. 2.(1) Each Forestry Commissioner shall hold and vacate office in...

          3. 3.The Commissioners may act by three of their number and...

          4. 4.(1) The Commissioners shall have an official seal, which shall...

          5. 5.(1) Every document purporting to be an order or other...

        2. Staff

          1. 6.(1) The Commissioners may, subject to such limit as to...

        3. Committees appointed under section 2(3)

          1. 7.(1) An order of the Commissioners under section 2(3) of...

        4. Supplementary

          1. 8.The functions of the Ministers under this Part of this...

          2. 8A.In this Part of this Schedule, “the Ministers” means the...

      2. Part II Superannuation of Forestry Commissioners and Commission Staff

        1. 9.(1) This paragraph applies to Forestry Commissioners and to such...

        2. 10.(1) The Ministers may with the approval of the Treasury...

        3. 11.. . . . . . . . . ....

        4. 12.Where on the death of a person to whom paragraph...

        5. 13.The functions of the Ministers under this Part of this...

        6. 13A.In this Part of this Schedule, “the Ministers” means the...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Conveyancing and Other Provisions connected with Forestry Dedication

      1. England and Wales

        1. 1.(1) In the case of settled land in England or...

        2. 2.A university or college to which the Universities and Colleges...

        3. 3.In the case of glebe land or other land belonging...

      2. Scotland

        1. 4.(1) In the case of land in Scotland, any person...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Proceedings under Town and Country Planning Acts in relation to Tree Preservation Orders

      1. 1.Provisions of section 15 of this Act requiring an application...

      2. 2.Where under section 15(2)(a) an application, on being referred to...

      3. 3.Where under section 15(3)(a) of this Act an application, on...

      4. 4.In this Schedule “the Minister”, in relation to England, means...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Procedure for Acquisition of Land under s. 39 by Agreement

      1. England and Wales

        1. 1.(1) For the purpose of any acquisition by the Minister...

      2. Scotland

        1. 2.(1) For the purpose of any acquisition by the Scottish...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Compulsory Purchase

      1. Part I Procedure for making Compulsory Purchase Orders

        1. 1.A compulsory purchase order shall describe by reference to a...

        2. 2.(1) Before making a compulsory purchase order, the Minister or,...

        3. 3.(1) If no objection is duly made by any of...

        4. 4.Subject to paragraph 5 below, where objection to a compulsory...

        5. 5.If an objection appears to the Minister or, as the...

        6. 6.An inquiry in relation to a compulsory purchase order affecting...

      2. Part II Validity and Operation of Compulsory Purchase Orders

        1. 7.(1) So soon as may be after a compulsory purchase...

        2. 8.(1) Except where the order is confirmed by Act, if...

        3. 9.Subject to the foregoing provisions, the order shall not be...

        4. 10.The order, except where the Statutory Orders (Special Procedure) Acts...

      3. Part III Procedure for Acquisition of Land by Compulsory Purchase

        1. England and Wales

          1. 11.(1) For the purpose of any acquisition by the Minister...

          2. 12.As regards land in England or Wales, a compulsory purchase...

        2. Scotland

          1. 13.(1) For the purpose of any acquisition by the Minister...

          2. 14.As regards land in Scotland, a compulsory purchase order under...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Transitional Provisions

      1. 1.(1) In so far as any appointment, order, regulation, byelaw,...

      2. 2.For the purposes of section 16(4) of this Act, any...

      3. 3.A notice given by the Commissioners under section 11(1) of...

      4. 4.(1) References in this Act to land acquired by the...

      5. 5.The references to the Forestry Commissioners in section 48 of...

      6. 6.Any power under any enactment to amend or repeal an...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Repeals and Savings

      1. Part I Repeals

      2. Part II Savings

        1. 1.The repeal of section 2 of the Forestry (Transfer of...

        2. 2.The repeal of section 4(5) of the Forestry Act 1945...

        3. 3.The repeal of sections 1 to 4 of the Forestry...

        4. 4.Notwithstanding the repeal of section 8(1) of the Crown Estate...