Developer fined £300,000 for felling protected trees

A developer has been fined £300,000 for felling a wood covered by a tree preservation order, including a 90-foot tall giant redwood believed to be 176 years old.

Property tycoon Fiorenzo Sauro was found guilty, earlier this week, of ordering the destruction of 72 protected trees near Swansea and fined £180,000. 

His company, Enzo Homes, was fined £120,000 for contravening a tree preservation order under S210 (1)(A) and (2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

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