Forestry Act 2014

33.

Transitional provisions

33. (1) Subject to this section, nothing in this Act shall affect the validity of any act done or proceedings (including court proceedings) taken by the Minister under the Act of 1946.

(2) A notice under section 37 of the Act of 1946 shall be deemed to be an application for a licence to fell or otherwise remove a tree under section 7.

(3) Where subsection (2) applies, a prohibition order issued under the Act of 1946 shall continue in force until the relevant application has been determined.

(4) An application for a felling licence (whether general or limited) under Part IV of the Act of 1946 shall be deemed to be an application to fell or otherwise remove a tree under section 7 .

(5) A felling licence (whether general or limited) granted under Part IV of the Act of 1946 shall be deemed to be a licence granted under this Act and, in particular, sections 7 and 17 shall apply with any necessary modifications.