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Restoration order

Restoration orders specify work needed to restore, as far as reasonably practicable, damaged natural features to their former condition.

Restoration orders are a form of criminal penalty imposed by the courts.

They may be used on individuals guilty of intentional or reckless damage to the protected natural features of either a:

Restoration orders are made under the provisions of Section 40 of the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004

A restoration order may be used in addition to any fine applied by a court.

Failure to comply with a restoration order without reasonable excuse is an offence.

Further, Scottish Natural Heritage may carry out the required works and recover our costs from the individual on whom the order was imposed.