Motcombe Parish Council has offered to help villagers living in The Limes who are concerned that the trees could damage their property.
Open spaces around this development are managed by Persimmon because Dorset Council has not yet adopted this area. The local authority has not been able to meet with Persimmon to discuss the trees and adoption of the area because of the lockdown.
There is an added complication – Dorset Council placed tree protection orders on 13 of the 17 trees in December but residents and Motcombe Council say they weren’t consulted.
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