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Newquay, Cornwall landowner dug up woodland illegally

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Newquay, Cornwall landowner dug up woodland illegally

Date of alert:

Thursday, 6 October 2022

Crime Ref:

Force:

Devon & Cornwall Police

A landowner who destroyed trees in established woodland on his property without permission will have to pay more than £3,000 after admitting the offence.

John Richards, aged 56, of Goonbarn Cottage, Trendeal Farm, Summercourt, Newquay admitted felling a growing tree without a licence when he appeared via videolink at Truro Magistrates' Court last week.

He was fined £3,000, ordered to pay a surcharge of £190 and crown prosecution costs of £85 for digging up trees without a licence issued by the appropriate forestry authority between October 1, 2020 and March 1, 2021.

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Newquay, Cornwall landowner dug up woodland illegally
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