New twist in Ottery 'human rights' tree tangle

PUBLISHED: 21:15 02 June 2010 | UPDATED: 14:02 18 June 2010

OTTERY residents have appealed against a ruling refused them permission to chop down a tree they don t own over claims it is breaching their human rights .

OTTERY residents have appealed against a ruling refused them permission to chop down a tree they don't own over claims it is 'breaching their human rights".

A retired Chineway Gardens couple have contested arboriculture chiefs' decision to axe their bid to fell a 13-metre-high oak. They claim its roots are causing "increasing damage" to their home.

The tree sits on nearby farmland not owned by the couple. Its owner argued it was worth preserving.

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