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Boot says DEFA looking at planning changes after elm episode

Agreement reached not to fell 25 trees

Changes to the Manx planning system have been promised after a controversial application to cut down trees sparked a week of protest.

An agreement was reached yesterday (Friday, 2 July) not to cut down 25 elms on the Braaid Road in St Marks.

It followed talks between government and the landowner.

Environment Minister Geoffrey Boot says he to wants to make plans with environmental and ecological concerns more obvious to the public:

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