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Court order ends tree-top protest
Campaigners gather at the Shepton Mallett site of the planned Tesco
Up to 30 campaigners have joined the protest
Supermarket chain Tesco has won a High Court order to remove a tree protester who wants to prevent a new development.

Oliver Carter has remained in a giant Scots pine, due to be felled with 200 other trees to make way for a store and homes, since 16 February.

On Wednesday, Mr Carter, 24, came down from the tree in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, in a bid to obtain an adjournment of the case in London.

But Mr Justice Park granted Tesco an order for possession.

While Mr Carter was away, 15 campaigners camped out in shifts in his home 40ft up the tree, which is reached by walkways.

Tesco has said it will replant more trees than are removed from the site.

After the hearing, Mr Carter said: "I'm disappointed, very disappointed with the legal system and we are now planning to launch an appeal."


SEE ALSO:
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20 Feb 06 |  Somerset
Tree protester opposes store plan
16 Feb 06 |  Somerset
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19 Dec 04 |  Berkshire


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