Director Tim Burton is embroiled in an argument over plans to prune and fell trees in the garden of his £ 11 million Edwardian mansion in London.
Tim Burton has become embroiled in pruning plans and has cut some trees in the garden of his £ 11million Edwardian mansion
His character Edward Scissorhands was a much sought after neighbor character because of his topiary skills.
But Tim Burton has become embroiled in pruning plans and has cut down a number of trees in the yard of his £ 11 million Edwardian mansion.
The US director, 62, has applied for permission to tamper with 15 trees protected by a Tree Preservation Order, which has been drawn up by a local planning authority to protect trees or forests in the “ interest of the resource. ”
Owners of protected trees may not engage in any of the prohibited activities, such as felling, topping or grubbing, without written permission from the local government.
Burton, pictured, submitted plans to Camden Council through Treecare Ltd to cut down a silver birch and a viburnum – which he claims are dead – in his North London home.
But the Hampstead Conservation Area Advisory Committee is trying to block the plans.
Permission has also been sought to remove dead wood and branches, reduce height and form trees, including holm oak, weeping ash, weeping birch, cypress, bay and laurel.
Burton bought the five-bedroom house, which has a ballroom and roof garden, from actor Tom Conti for £ 11 million in 2018 after splitting from actress Helena Bonham Carter
The Batman director is expected to find out this month if he gets permission.
Burton bought the five-bedroom house, which has a ballroom and roof garden, from actor Tom Conti for £ 11 million in 2018 after he split from actress Helena Bonham Carter.
Designed in 1903 by mathematician William Garnett, its asymmetrical layout was believed to have been inspired by Lewis Carroll’s nonsense poem Jabberwocky.
Protected tree owners may not engage in any of the prohibited activities, including felling, topping, or grubbing up, without written permission from the local government.