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The property in upmarket Canford Cliff's in Poole, Dorset.<br />
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A wealthy homeowner who destroyed a protected tree that was blocking the light on his new balcony has been ordered to pay out nearly £40,000.<br />
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In the first case of its kind in Britain, Samuel Wilson was told he must reimburse the taxpayer £21,000 - the amount his illegal act added to the value of his £1m property.<br />
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He was also fined £1,200 and ordered to pay £15,000 costs.<br />
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Wilson, 40, added a new Juliet balcony to the master bedroom of his luxury home in Canford Cliffs in Poole, Dorset, only to realise he 42ft oak left it in the shade.