1998 No. 603
The Forestry (Exceptions from Restrictions of Felling) (Amendment) Regulations 1998
5th March 1998
Laid before Parliament
10th March 1998
Coming into force
1st April 1998
The Forestry Commissioners, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 9(5)(a) and 32(1) of the Forestry Act 1967(1) and after consultation with the Home Grown Timber Advisory Committee, hereby make the following Regulations:
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Forestry (Exceptions from Restrictions of Felling) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 and shall come into force on 1st April 1998.
2. Subject to regulation 3 below, the Forestry (Exceptions from Restriction of Felling) Regulations 1979(2) shall be further amended by omitting regulation 4(6).
3. Regulation 2 above shall not apply in relation to the felling of trees in accordance with a plan of operations approved by the Forestry Commissioners as part of an agreement between the Commissioners and an applicant for participation in the Woodland Grant Scheme(3) entered into before the date of coming into force of these Regulations.
4. The Forestry (Exceptions from Restriction of Felling) (Amendment) Regulations 1988(4) are revoked.
In witness whereof the official seal of the Forestry Commissioners is hereunto affixed the 5th day of March 1998.
W. F. G. Strang
Secretary to the Forestry Commissioners
(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations amend the Forestry (Exceptions from Restrictions of Felling) Regulations 1979 by removing the exception in favour of felling in accordance with a plan of operations approved under specified schemes under which the Forestry Commissioners make grants pursuant to section 1 of the Forestry Act 1979. The Woodland Grant Scheme is the only current scheme of those specified. The amendment does not apply to felling pursuant to agreements made under the Woodland Grant Scheme before the Regulations come into force.
1967 c. 10; section 1(1) provides that references in the Act to “the Commissioners” are to the Forestry Commissioners; section 9(5)(a) was amended by the Forestry Act 1979 (c. 21), Schedule 1.
S.I. 1979/792: the relevant amending instrument is S.I. 1988/970.
A scheme under which the Commissioners enter into agreements to make grants pursuant to section 1 of the Forestry Act 1979 (c. 21).