Definition of preservation order in English:

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preservation order


chiefly British
A legal obligation laid on an owner to preserve a building of historic interest, or to conserve trees and natural habitat regarded as contributing amenity value to the environment.
Example sentences
  • In this case the defence that the tree was dying or dead and therefore not subject to a preservation order was for the defendant to prove.
  • We found out afterwards that we could have tried to get a preservation order on those trees but at the time we didn't realise.
  • Phyllis Page, who has lived at The Glade for 35 years, will learn next week if councillors will overturn officer recommendations and approve her application to overturn a tree preservation order.

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