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Hi all,

Some basic dumbarse questions I hope you can help me with:

Am I right in believing that the only recourse a LA can have to stop treework being carried in a Conservation Area is to put on a TPO before the end of 6 weeks after receiving a notice of intent describing the work?  

Or do they have other powers to stop work?

Also, if a LA requests clarification or further info, does the 6 weeks period start again?

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Yes, no, probably I would say.


However, if they can get you to formally withdraw your Sect. 211 notice and reissue with more acceptable proposals that can sometimes / occasionally be an option.

No 'other powers' under Planning legislation unless perhaps a condition prevails...unlikely generally.

If they, then LPA, consider your Sect. 211 notice to be vague / ambiguous they shouldn't register it in the first instance so the 6 weeks time period doesn't start running.


I'm sure other will clarify further...hopefully not disagree tho unless a dumbarse reply  :/ :D 





Edited by AA Teccie (Paul)
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They can serve a TPO anytime. Even after the six-weeks period has passed. They can ask for more information, but the clock is ticking. If you don't supply it and they're not happy then they should TPO the tree. If the further information they require is to clarify which tree the notice relates to they might argue they couldn't TPO the tree because they didn't know which one it was. You must clearly identify the tree. If you've felled or pruned it you could then be liable to prosecution. You could withdraw the notice if you wanted and resubmit. The clock would then start again.

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