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The Planning (Trees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

Subject: The Planning (Trees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003
From: Paul Hawksford
Date: Feb 19 2004 08:55:51
Statutory Rule 2003 No. 444
The Planning (Trees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

Came into operation from 12 November 2003 states:

Any person who, in contravention of the provisions of this Order cuts down,
uproots or wilfully destroys a tree, or wilfully damages, tops or lops a tree
in such a manner as to be likely to destroy it is guilty of an offence under
article 66 of the Planning (Northern Ireland) order 1991 and liable on summary
conviction of a fine not exceeding £30,000; and on conviction on indictment, 
a fine. In determining the amount of fine to be imposed on a person convicted
of such an offence the court shall in particular have regard to any financial
benefit which has accrued or appears likely to accrue to him in consequence of
the offence.

Thought I'd let you know...

Paul H.

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