Search Legislation

Explanatory Memorandum to Planning Amendment (Northern Ireland) Order 2003

Other changes relating to enforcement

Article 16 ‑ Replacement of trees

This Article replaces Article 82 of the 1991 Order and provides for revised enforcement measures in respect of the protection of trees that are subject to a Tree Preservation Orders (TPO) as follows:

  • a new power for the Department to enforce the duty to replace trees subject to a TPO;

  • sets out specific grounds of appeal against enforcement notices in relation to trees;

  • a power for the Department to enter onto land to replant trees subject to a TPO, and to recover any costs incurred as a civil debt;

  • a new duty on an owner to replace trees that are removed in a Conservation Area.

Back to top


Print Options


More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources