§ Baroness David
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether in making a tree preservation order the council takes the advice only of the planners or whether there is any requirement also to consult a dendrologist; and whether there is any provision for a review of the order after a period of years.1136WA
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of the Environment (Lord Skelmersdale)
No requirement is laid on local planning authorities to seek professional advice of a specific description in making tree preservation orders. This is a matter for the discretion of the authority concerned. Such an authority may revoke or modify an order at any time, under Section 287 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971.