£60k cost for Sandbank's tree feller.

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The rear of the property on Sandbanks, showing the two trees which were cut.<br />
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A millionaire who butchered protected trees that blocked out the sunlight to his two balconies and patio has been ordered to pay almost £60,000.<br />
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Trevor Beale breached a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) by destroying the canopies of the 60ft tall Scots Pines at the back of his luxury home in Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset.<br />
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In doing so he improved the natural light on his property's rear patio and two balconies as well as increased the value of his £1.2m property by 3.5 per cent.<br />
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Beale, 58, should have sought permission from the local authority before carrying out work on the mature trees, one of which was in a neighbouring garden.<br />
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He pleaded guilty to two charges of contravening tree preservation regulations at a previous hearing.