Property firm Purity Properties Limited (PPL) has received a substantial fine for cutting down trees illegally at a Wellington nursing home.

Latest update from Telford and Wrekin Council Newsroom:

Director Steven Jagdeep Singh has received a £9,600 fine while the company has been handed a £24,000 fine for removing three trees at The Priory Nursing Home, Spring Hill, Wellington which were protected by a Tree Preservation Order.

At a Telford Magistrates Court hearing yesterday (Tues) the court heard how the offences took place between 30 September and 8 October 2020.

Mr Singh is the sole director of Purity Properties Limited and the owner of the nursing home.

As well as the fines, Purity Properties Ltd and Mr Singh were ordered to pay full prosecution costs of £11,921.50 by District Judge Grego (split equally between Purity Properties Ltd and Mr Singh).

This matter was investigated by Telford & Wrekin Council’s planning enforcement team and was prosecuted by the council’s in house legal department.

Quoted from Telford and Wrekin Council’s online newsroom. Original article can be found here: Newsroom – Purity Properties Ltd fined for illegally cutting down protected trees (telford.gov.uk)

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Caroline Talbot
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