Citation, commencement and application

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Town and Country Planning (Tree Preservation)(England) Regulations 2012 and shall come into force on 6th April 2012.

(2) These Regulations apply in relation to England only.


2.—(1) In these Regulations—

“authority” means a local planning authority making, or having functions under, an order;

“commencement” means the date on which these Regulations come into force;

“land affected by the order” means the land on which the trees, groups of trees or woodlands to which the order relates are situated;

“order” means a tree preservation order; and

“person interested” in relation to an order means every owner and occupier of the land affected by the order and every other person whom the authority knows to be entitled—


to cut down, lop or top any of the trees to which the order relates; or


to work by surface working any minerals in, on or under the land affected by the order.

(2) Any reference in these Regulations to a numbered section is a reference to the section so numbered in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.