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PART 3FELLING OF TREES

Restriction of felling

Appeal against decision of Department on application for felling licence

20.—(1) A person aggrieved by—

(a)the refusal of the Department to grant a felling licence on an application, or

(b)any conditions subject to which a felling licence is granted by the Department,

may appeal to a person appointed under section 26.

(2) On an appeal under this section the person appointed under section 26 may—

(a)confirm the decision of the Department on the application; or

(b)in the case of an appeal under subsection (1)(a), direct the Department to issue a felling licence subject to the such conditions as are specified in the direction; or

(c)in the case of an appeal under subsection (1)(b), direct the Department to modify the conditions subject to which the felling licence was granted.

(3) It is the duty of the Department to give effect to any direction under subsection (2)(b) or (c).