Two protected lime trees saved from the chop in George Lane
An appeal against Wiltshire Council’s refusal to allow two protected lime trees at Sycamore Cottage, George Lane, Marlborough, to be removed has upheld the decision to stop them from being chopped down.
Arboricultural inspector Simon Pryce has dismissed the appeal made last October by property owner Mr D H Snape for permission to take out the trees, which had preservation orders placed on them originally by Kennet District Council in 1999.
Mr Pryce’s report states that the trees are healthy specimens and accepts that one of the them is “dominating” and promotes the growth of moss on the house roof.
But he concludes that together they “make a highly significant and positive contribution to public amenity,” and adds: “There would need to be compelling reasons for allowing either or both of them to be removed.”