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

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Applications for consent under tree preservation order

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16.—(1) Subject to the following provisions of this regulation, an application for consent to the cutting down, topping, lopping or uprooting of any tree in respect of which an order is for the time being in force shall—

(a)be made in writing to the authority on a form published by the Secretary of State for the purpose of proceedings under these Regulations;

(b)include the particulars specified in the form; and

(c)be accompanied, whether electronically or otherwise, by—

(i)a plan which identifies the tree or trees to which the application relates;

(ii)such information as is necessary to specify the work for which consent is sought;

(iii)a statement of the applicant’s reasons for making the application; and

(iv)appropriate evidence describing any structural damage to property or in relation to tree health or safety, as applicable.

(2) Where an application is made using electronic communication, the applicant shall be taken to have agreed—

(a)to the use of such communication by the authority for the purposes of that application;

(b)that the address for these purposes is the address incorporated into, or otherwise logically associated with, that application; and

(c)that deemed agreement under this paragraph shall subsist until the applicant gives notice in writing—

(i)withdrawing any address notified to the authority for that purpose; or

(ii)revoking the deemed agreement,

and such withdrawal or revocation shall be final and shall take effect on the date specified by the person in the notice being not less than seven days after the date on which the notice is given.

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