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RE: Serving a new TPO on a development site whilst a planning application is being considered

Subject: RE: Serving a new TPO on a development site whilst a planning application is being considered
From: Andrew Jones
Date: Aug 13 2020 14:33:36
Town and country Planning Act 1990 (while it lasts) S.197 – this is our 
primary legislation folks!

I think we all tend to conveniently (or deliberately) forget that LPAs have a 
statutory obligation to consider making TPO's at the same time as considering 
planning applications. Perhaps the LPA in question should be applauded for 
its effort, how many LPA’s can demonstrate how the S.197 duty is fulfilled…?

Maybe when 'planning for the future' we need 'pattern books' for permitted 
tree works - or perhaps we just adequately resource LPA's to make 
better/quicker decisions, review their existing TPO’s and enable LPA’s to 
revoke redundant TPO’s and make new ones where justified on a more strategic 

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