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Forestry Act (Northern Ireland) 2010

Section 11 – Removal or destruction of vegetation on adjoining land

Section 11 allows the Department, to prevent fire risk from vegetation on uncultivated land adjoining a forest.  It may serve a notice on the occupier of the uncultivated land requesting that any vegetation within a 15 metre boundary of the forest should be removed or destroyed or other specified measures taken to reduce fire risk. If the occupier fails to comply within 4 months of the date of service of the notice, an authorised person may remove or destroy the vegetation or take other appropriate action to reduce the fire risk.

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