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The Town and Country Planning (Tree Preservation)(England) Regulations 2012

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19.—(1) Where the authority—

(a)refuse an application for consent under an order or grant consent subject to conditions;

(b)refuse an application for any consent, agreement or approval of that authority required by a condition imposed on a grant of consent under an order, or grant such an application subject to conditions; or

(c)fail to determine any such application as is referred to in sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) within the period of 8 weeks beginning with the day after the date on which the application was received by the authority,

the applicant may by notice appeal to the Secretary of State.

(2) Any appeal under this regulation shall be made by notice in writing addressed to the Secretary of State and such notice shall be served—

(a)in respect of a matter mentioned in paragraph (1)(a) or (b), within the period of 28 days from the receipt of notification of the authority’s decision or such longer period as the Secretary of State may allow;

(b)in respect of such a failure as is mentioned in paragraph (1)(c)

(i)where the authority have informed the applicant that the application has been refused or granted subject to conditions before an appeal has been made, within the period of 28 days from the receipt of notification of the authority’s decision or such longer period as the Secretary of State may allow; or

(ii)where the authority have not so informed the applicant, at any time after the expiration of the period mentioned in paragraph (1)(c).

(3) In the case of such failure as is mentioned in paragraph (1)(c) and where the authority have informed the applicant that the application has been refused or granted subject to conditions before an appeal has been made, an appeal may only be made against that refusal or grant.

(4) The appellant shall send to the relevant authority a copy of the notice of appeal, and shall do so at the same time as the appellant gives written notice to the Secretary of State of the tree preservation order appeal or tree replacement notice appeal, as the case may be.

(5) Schedule 6 to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (determination of certain appeals by person appointed by Secretary of State) applies to appeals under this regulation.

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