Dawn French asks for protected oak trees at the entrance to her Cornish ...

Dawn French asks for protected oak trees at the entrance to her Cornish clifftop estate to be felled over fears they will crush the £3m mansion she used to share with Lenny Henry The comedian has asked to cut the trees at the Grade II listed mansion  She claimed they pose an 'increased risk' to her and husband Mark Bignell  Conservationists claim that the loss of the trees could impact the coastal area 

By Terri-ann Williams For Mailonline

Published: 11:22 GMT, 16 December 2019 | Updated: 11:24 GMT, 16 December 2019

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Comedian Dawn French has asked for protected oak trees at the entrance to her Cornish clifftop estate to be felled over fears they will crush the £3 million property she used to share with ex-husband Sir Lenny Henry.

The 58-year-old first purchased the mansion in 2006 and has now asked her local council to cut the trees at the entrance to her Point Neptune estate which she claims are in a 'poor condition'.

But conservationists claim that the loss of the trees could have an impact on the surrounding coastal area.

The home was her first with Sir Lenny, but when their marriage broke down the Vicar of Dibley star remained in the 40-room, Grade II-listed mansion, which she kept after the pair divorced after 25 years of marriage in 2010.

Comedian Dawn French (pictured above) has asked for protected oak trees at the entrance to her Cornish clifftop estate to be felled

Comedian Dawn French (pictured above) has asked for protected oak trees at the entrance to her Cornish clifftop estate to be felled

Planning documents revealed the positioning of the trees (close to the waterfront right) which French said are dangerous

Planning documents revealed the positioning of the trees (close to the waterfront right) which French said are dangerous

She now shares the property with her second husband Mark Bignell.

The £3 million house has been

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