A golf membership is in a row with the council after it chopped down 36 protected bushes so members may get pleasure from higher views of a lake.

The bushes, a few of which have been 70ft tall, supplied shelter from the wind and privateness from golfers taking part in the primary gap of the Parkstone Golf Course in Dorset, whose members embody Harry Redknapp.

Nonetheless gamers now look straight into the posh properties that are near Poole Harbour.

On the membership’s web site it stated the continuing tree-felling was aimed toward restoring the world to heathland, nonetheless, the 60 to 80-year-old pines have been topic to a long-standing Tree Preservation Order (TPO) and any bid to take away the protected standing needed to undergo the native authority.

An investigation has now been launched by Poole Borough Council after the actions of the golf membership angered close by residents, who claimed  members on the £1,725 a 12 months membership had been sad the bushes obscured the view of the course’s lake from the veranda of the membership home.

Peter Norrie, 61, who purchased his residence close to the course in August, stated: “I am completely gutted. I even provided to make a contribution in the event that they replant.

“I solely purchased the home in August and it was a dream location, a wildlife haven. Now they’ve ruined the dream and I really feel like I wish to promote.”

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