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Paul has won a battle with council bosses to prune protected trees in the back garden – even after his team submitted child-like drawings to the council.
Paul lodged an application five months ago to cut back four trees at his £10million three-storey Regency townhouse.

Paul put in the plans after realising that his back garden was too dark and not getting enough light.
These included cutting back a thin crown of a Birch tree, a Hornbeam and two Sycamores.
However, in a revised application submitted last month, he asked to chop an additional four down which included an evergreen Magnolia, a Chinese privet, a yew and a holm oak.
Rough, hand-drawn sketches showing the trees were submitted to his local council.

Westminster Council have given the go-ahead to the plans for the garden of his pad in St John’s Wood, west London.
In the initial application, planning chiefs hit back at the star telling him that he was not giving the council enough detail about what he intended to do with the trees and he withdraw it.

In a letter sent to the 76-year-old, planning officer Rosalie Dobson, said in August: ‘I refer to your application of proposed tree works at the above location.

‘I am writing to inform you that your application is incomplete for the following reason(s): 1 You have not provided a clear statement of reasons for the proposed work to each of the trees in your application.
‘Statements such as ‘good arboricultural practice’ or ‘maintenance’ are too vague.
‘Instead try to address the specific issues with each tree.’
‘Please forward this information within 28 days of the date of this letter. Your application will only be progressed when all requested information has been received.
‘If we do not receive the required information within this time, we shall take no further action on your application.’

However, in a final decision notice issued last month, Westminster Council officer Deirdra Armsby, said: ‘The specification was amended and agreed by email.
‘This work should be completed no later than two years from the date of this decision.’

A separate application to prune three lime trees was also approved earlier this summer.
A neighbour said: ‘A lot of trees here are protected because the area is in a specially protected conservation area where development is carefully controlled.
‘It’s good news that McCartney has got permission, it’s not nice having a dark garden especially in the Summer when you want to enjoy the warm weather.’

Paul bought the property in 1966, paying £40,000 to its previous owner, physician Desmond O’Neill.

According to previous reports, shortly after McCartney moved into the property, Beatles fans kept a vigil outside it 24 hours a day and on occasion found their way inside.


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