HC Deb 26 April 2004 vol 420 c826W
Mr. Hume

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the target length of time is between submissions of a request for a tree preservation order and a decision on such a request; and whether there are guidelines on keeping interested parties informed of progress. [166778]

Angela Smith

The Planning Service is responsible for processing requests for a Tree Preservation Order. There is no agreed time scale for processing such requests. These requests are processed as quickly as possible and each case is considered on its own merits. Interested parties are informed of Planning Service's decision in these cases.