Armagh company fined £2,500 for tree preservation order breach
Published on Fri, 16 May 2008
Mallor Limited of Mall View Terrace, Armagh, was fined £2,500 at Armagh Magistrates' Court today for the breach of a Tree Preservation Order.
The company was fined £2,500 and £666 costs were awarded to the Department of the Environment, £500 of which was towards the cost of an Expert Witness - a survey report by an arboriculturist was commissioned by the department.
A guilty plea had been lodged at a previous court hearing. An adjournment had been allowed to enable time for a replacement tree to be planted in situ, prior to an appropriate fine being imposed.
A replacement tree was planted, however this was not to the satisfaction of the department. A further replacement tree was planted and was considered at today’s hearing.
Notes to Editors:
·The Planning Service brought the action under Article 66 of the Planning (Northern Ireland) Order 1991 (as amended).
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