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Planning: Plants, Hedges and Trees

Volume 712: debated on Monday 20 July 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government in respect of conditions attached to the granting of planning permission for landscaping with plants, hedges and trees that specify that it must take place during a particular “planting season”, what that means in relation to the months during which it is to take place. [HL4946]

Clarification of the terms of a condition attached to a planning permission is best sought from the decision-maker—usually a local planning authority—who granted the permission. In setting conditions, local planning authorities should ensure that they satisfy the six tests set out in DoE Circular 11/95 (Use of Conditions in Planning Permission), that they are necessary, relevant to planning, relevant to the development to be permitted, enforceable, precise and reasonable in all other respects.