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(b)he is convicted in Scotland of an offence under that section,
and (in either case) he has such an estate or interest in the land in question as is mentioned in section 10(1) of this Act.]
[F5(1A)A restocking notice is a notice requiring the person on whom it is served—
(a) to restock or stock with trees the land or such other land as may be agreed between the [F3appropriate forestry authority] and him; and
(b)to maintain those trees in accordance with the rules and practice of good forestry for a period, not exceeding ten years, specified in the notice.]
(2)A restocking notice [F6 which relates to land in Scotland] shall be served within three months after the date of the conviction or of the dismissal or withdrawal of any appeal against the conviction.
(3)Subject to the provisions of this Act, in considering whether to issue a restocking notice the Commissioners shall—
(a)have regard to the interests of good forestry and agriculture and of the amenities of the district;
(b) have regard to their duty of promoting the establishment and maintenance F7 . . . of adequate reserves of growing trees; and
(c)take into account any advice tendered by the regional advisory committee for the conservancy comprising the land to which the restocking notice would relate.
(4)This section shall not apply in relation to trees to which a tree preservation order relates or in relation to trees the felling of which took place before the date of coming into force of the Forestry Act 1986.]
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