Department of the Environmen
Direct Line: 020-7944
Web Site: www.detr.gov.uk
2 February 2001
Dear Mr Kolvin
Thank you for your letter of 1st February.
I understand that the matter to which you refer is about to be the subject of further proceedings in the UK Court and, as you know, is presently the subject of correspondence between the European Commission and the UK Government. I am therefoire unablke to comment further.
As to tree preservation orders, the making and enforcement of them is a matter for the local planning authority in the first instance.
I am sorry that I cannot be more helpful on this occassion.
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