Leylandii and 'eyesore'

PUBLISHED: 13:29 28 August 2008 | UPDATED: 22:16 15 June 2010

TWO 50ft leylandii trees are causing loss of light to surrounding properties and have damaged a boundary wall, town councillors have been told.

TWO 50ft leylandii trees are causing loss of light to surrounding properties and have damaged a boundary wall, town councillors have been told.Rachel Miles, of 164 High Street, Honiton, is seeking permission to have the trees removed.Councillor Richard Gaughan, the town council's tree warden, submitted a report to a meeting of the planning committee, which stated the trees have no special horticultural value and that "at best they are an eyesore".He reported the 25-year-old trees are in Ms Miles' small garden and that one of the trunks has grown at an angle and is pressing on a shed.Councillors recommended the application for approval.

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