Tree surgeon prosecuted by Aylesbury Vale District Council for felling trees in conservation area

A tree surgeon has been successfully prosecuted by Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) for breaching planning regulations.

Nicholas Channer, of Copperkins Lane, Amersham, was fined £2,800 and ordered to pay costs of £1,000 by Aylesbury Magistrates' Court on 21 July after he pleaded guilty to felling seven trees in a conservation area without giving notice.

Replacement trees have since been planted and the council has served a Tree Preservation Order to protect those trees and the remaining trees on the site.

Councillor Sue Polhill, cabinet member for planned development at AVDC, said: "We take a tough stance against anyone carrying out tree works without first checking whether permission is required. Trees in a conservation area are protected by the conservation area status so, as this case proves, we are determined to deal firmly with those who break the rules."


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