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A legal obligation laid on an owner to preserve a building of historic interest, or to conserve trees and natural habitat regarded as contributing amenity value to the environment.
- In this case the defence that the tree was dying or dead and therefore not subject to a preservation order was for the defendant to prove.
- We found out afterwards that we could have tried to get a preservation order on those trees but at the time we didn't realise.
- Phyllis Page, who has lived at The Glade for 35 years, will learn next week if councillors will overturn officer recommendations and approve her application to overturn a tree preservation order.
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