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Macca in row over plan to fell trees on Mull of Kintyre farm

Sunday, June 29, 2014

He wants to remove 300 lorry loads of timber a year for the next few years from his Scottish hideaway on the peninsula of Kintyre. But residents say the increase in the number of heavy lorries using a single-track road would be dangerous. They already cope with trucks going to a nearby quarry and say the road is at saturation point.

Neighbour William Taverner said: “I have three young children and I am concerned about road safety. It is busy enough with quarry lorries. ­Timber lorries would be too much.” Another resident said the narrow road had blind corners, potholes and limited passing places Colin Chrystie said: “This timber could easily be taken out by another road on the estate. I’m not sure Mr McCartney is even aware of this ­proposal. I think if he knew, he would see sense.” The trees are being removed from the former Beatle’s 600-acre High Park Farm as part of a maintenance programme. Last year Sir Paul, 72 – who had a No1 hit in 1977 with his band Wings’ song Mull Of Kintyre – applied for two grants from the Forestry Commission to help clear windblown trees and draw up a management plan. He has owned the farm for 40 years and has bought another four on Kintyre.

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Source: The Express, UK

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