Local Government (Planning and Development) Act, 1963

Planting of trees, shrubs and other plants.

50.—(1) For the purpose of preserving or enhancing the amenities or natural beauty of any land, the planning authority—

(a) may plant trees, shrubs or other plants on the land,

(b) assist any person or body proposing to plant trees, shrubs or other plants on the land by providing trees, shrubs or other plants or by a grant of money.

(2) The powers conferred by this section shall be exercised by an authority either on land belonging to them or, with the consent of all persons interested therein, on other land; and in relation to such other land the said powers shall include power to make arrangements whereby the planting or work is carried out, on such terms as may be provided under the arrangements, by a person other than the authority.

(3) Where the planning authority exercise their powers under the foregoing provisions of this section on land not belonging to the authority, the management of the land, so far as relates to anything done by the authority, may be undertaken either by the authority or by a person interested in the land, as may be agreed upon between the authority and the persons so interested, and on such terms as may be so agreed.

(4) Assisting under this section by a grant of money shall be a reserved function.

(5) Particulars of an agreement made under subsection (3) of this section shall be entered in the register.