The site for the development in Sandbanks, Poole
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Sandbanks tree damage pair appeal against convictions

Two Dorset developers who allowed the destruction of trees that blocked plans for their £11m development have appealed against their convictions.

Alistair Collier, 41, and Harvey Lee, 66, wanted to build the homes on land in Poole's exclusive Sandbanks area.

Last year they were found guilty of permitting or causing the destruction of five trees after the plans were blocked in 2010.

Collier, of Wareham, and Lee, of Poole, deny they were behind the destruction.

  • 28 Aug 2012