HC Deb 03 April 1951 vol 486 c8W
67. Lieut.-Colonel Corbett

asked the Minister of Local Government and Planning what steps he has taken to stop land speculators buying properties in order to fell the timber and then resell the land.

Mr. Dalton

Felling which is injurious to amenity may be controlled by tree preservation orders, and I have confirmed many such orders by local authorities. In addition, all felling of any importance requires the licensing of the Forestry Commission.