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    Trees at Hillport House, Porthill, will not be chopped down

    The futureĀ of a row of trees which faced being chopped down has been safeguarded.

    Tree preservation orders (TPOs) have been imposed at Hillport House, Porthill Bank, Porthill, by Newcastle Borough Council.

    It follows proposals to cut the trees down and build between nine and 14 houses on the site.

    The TPOs have been granted following an inspection.

    A report to councillors states: “The longer-term visual amenity of the woodland and trees is best secured by a Tree Preservation Order.

    “The trees are generally healthy atĀ present, considered to be appropriate species for the locality and providing public amenity value due to their form and visibility.”

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