Man prosecuted over felled trees in the Isle of Dogs

A man has been ordered to pay �6,015 after felling trees in the Isle of Dogs which were in a protected conservation area.

Residents reacted with anger in May after six mature trees were unlawfully felled on a plot of land which lies between the Watermans Arms pub and George Green’s School in Saunders Ness Road.

Jason Hough was fined �5,000 and ordered to pay �1,015 costs at Thames Magistrates Court in Bow earlier this month for removing the trees.

It is understood that builders were clearing land for a housing development but did not have conservation area consent.

The prosecution was brought by Tower Hamlets Council’s planning enforcement department.

Mr Hough pleaded guilty.

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