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A wealthy homeowner who felled a neighbour's tree that was blocking sea views from his hot tub has lost an appeal against the record fine imposed on him.Neil Davey arranged to have the protected 40ft maritime pine tree axed while he and his wife Sheena were on their honeymoon in Paris in 2010.

On their return, the 51-year-old surprised his bride with her wedding present - unobstructed views of Poole Harbour, Dorset, from their sun terrace.

The enhanced views increased the value of the Daveys' large detached home in Parkstone from £725,000 to £775,000.

At Bournemouth Crown Court last November, Davey was found guilty of arranging to have the 55-year-old tree felled and was ordered by a court to pay out £50,000 to make up the difference in his property's value.

He was also fined £75,000 fine, a record for the offence of destroying a protected tree, and ordered to pay court costs of £14,500.

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legal fee`s usually dwarf the figure in dispute......

.........the wealthy usually "prey" on this fact :angry:

its great to see someone actually get done for cutting down a protected tree, round here putting a TPO on a tree is like signing its death warrant.

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The houses are on a hill. It would take 100 years for a replacement tree to grow to replace it.

The value of the lower house (who owned the tree) has probably been halves as it is now directly overlooked by the other property.

In the area in question the sea view was worth a hell of a lot more than £50k.

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What about the surgeon who actually felled it?

Unless the guy forged the document releasing the TPO if such a thing exists

He was fined £5 grand and a bit..

He sneaked in, in the dead of night like a church mouse to perform his nasty deed unheeded. Fired up his chain saw, woke the neighbors and then made a hash of the cut in his haste.

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Poor tree suffered. It wasn't a clean cut or a honourable death..

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The houses are on a hill. It would take 100 years for a replacement tree to grow to replace it.

The value of the lower house (who owned the tree) has probably been halves as it is now directly overlooked by the other property.

In the area in question the sea view was worth a hell of a lot more than £50k.

I'm not a qualified arborist but wont it take 55 years to replace a 55 year-old tree?

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And people are worried about google tracking us. How long before HPCers are outed as tracking the other 7 billion people on the planet.... well, property related people at least. :D

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Let's hope the neighbour now plants three bloody great leylandiis as a replacement.

I like that idea...

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