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Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (1990 Chapter 8).

Type of law
Date of original text

This Act concerns spatial and development planning at a national and local level. It prescribes procedures for the preparation and adoption of planning instruments and concerns various matters relating to planning and development such as compensation and the acquisition and appropriation of land for planning purposes. The Act also concerns tree preservation, the functions exercisable by a local planning authority in respect of national parks, compulsory acquisition of land by the Secretary of State for the Environment and protection of the environment in general.
As for the protection of trees, the Secretary of State may make tree preservation orders and the Act provides for measures of remediation and compensation in case of removal of trees.
Long title of text
An Act to consolidate certain enactments relating to town and country planning (excluding special controls in respect of buildings and areas of special architectural or historic interest and in respect of hazardous substances) with amendments to give effect to recommendations of the Law Commission.
Date of consolidation/reprint
Consolidated version as at 20 August 2020 and as amended last by the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017.This Act supersed the Town and Country Planning Act, 1947.
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