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Trees are overhanging pathway and driveway causing lack of visibility when exiting property onto the road.

Reported in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 15:30, Wed 4 September 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 5 minutes later. ref: 1755973.

As mentioned the tree is overhanging causing visibility issues when approaching the road which is liable to cause a road traffic accident. I have already contacted Higham Town Council, East Northants Council and Northants council. The most recent being East Northants who have advised that this is covered by Northants Council via this link. I look forward to hearing from you as to when the issue will be rectified. Preferably before an accident does happen. With kind regards Lynda Eggleton

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault on the highway. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 15:35, Wed 4 September 2019

  • Hi We have a root problem from the trees planted on our verge,which are extending towards our pavement outside our house on 5 Windermere Drive & we are concerned they may penetrate our foundations.

    We would like the council to investigate & carry out repairs to the badly cracked pavement, which might also cause an accident to the returning schoolchildren using this pavement. Please advise actions ASAP?

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 14:50, Thu 31 October 2019

  • I have passed this to our Community Steward to inspect the footpath

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 11:07, Fri 1 November 2019

  • Hi Nothing has happened since my original complaint about the rootage problem on the path outside our property,which we are concerned may cause damage to our house foundation,please investigate as a priority. Brian Farman

    Brian Farma

    Posted anonymously at 10:05, Mon 11 November 2019

  • Sincere apologies for the delay in updating this report due to technical issues. Inspections were made in September for the footway and the trees. Our inspectors found no defects (potholes or trip hazards) that meet the investigatory levels for repair and similarly there were no highway reasons for works to the trees. We will continue to monitor the path through our routine highway inspections which are continuing at the present time. You can also submit another report should you feel any urgent defects have arisen in the meantime, but please make separate reports for separate issues. Updates are being provided in a more timely fashion as technical issues have been resolved.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 11:13, Tuesday 31 March 2020

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