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Re: [EXTERNAL] Powers to require that a "dangerous" tree be removed

Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Powers to require that a "dangerous" tree be removed
From: Wayne Tyson
Date: Oct 30 2020 23:40:18
This headline might be of interest:

*The city of Whittier, California will pay $28 million to the family of a
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On Fri, Oct 30, 2020 at 3:15 AM Howe, Ron <Ron.Howe@xxxxxxxxxxx.gov.uk>
wrote:

Hi Jonathan,

There are two immediate powers afforded local authorities:
S.154 of the Highway Act 1990
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1980/66/section/154 ; and,
S.23 and 24 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1976/57/section/23

If you want interpretation of the Misc. Prov. Act, I am pretty familiar
with it.

Regards,

Ron Howe
Tree Officer (Planning)
Mole Valley District Council
Tel. 01306 XXX XXX



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Subject: [EXTERNAL] Powers to require that a "dangerous" tree be removed

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Dear all,

Are there powers available that will require a tree owner to remove a tree
that has been assessed by someone to be "dangerous" to third parties?

I know about S215 of the TCPA, but I don't think it applies to a dangerous
tree, does anyone know different?

Does the HSE have any powers?

Or is it simply a civil matter?

Jonathan

Jonathan Hazell
07501 XXXXXX
jhazell.com



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