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Large tree in public footpath requires maintenance.

Reported in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 15:33, Thu 10 October 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 3 minutes later. ref: 1800001.

A large tree in the foot path behind Stony Hill requires maintenance. The tree is overhanging gardens in Stony Hill and the Paulerspury School playground.

Maintenance / pruning required before a winter storm causes damage to property.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. 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, Thu 10 October 2019

  • Photo added from back garden of 15 Stony hill. Tree is in footpath between primary school and stony hill back gardens.

    Posted anonymously at 18:43, Sun 13 October 2019

  • Image of tree from footpath.

    Posted anonymously at 08:26, Mon 14 October 2019

  • Thank you for your enquiry regarding possible maintenance required on a tree on Public Footpath RU20 in the parish of Paulerspury. From your Street Doctor Report dated 10th October 2019 we understand that you have concerns regarding a large tree, particularly relating to branches breaking off and possibly damaging property. Having carried out a site inspection of this Public Footpath it was found that the tree was not affecting the Public Right of Way and the route was clear and accessible for pedestrians to use. Within the Highways Act 1980 trees and side-growth adjacent to a Public Right of Way are the responsibility of the landowner. Northamptonshire Highways Rights of Way Team does not own any land over which a Right of Way passes. As the tree is not affecting access along Public Footpath RU20 and this department does not own it, we are afraid that we cannot carry out any works or give permission for the tree to be cut back.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 09:11, Tue 15 October 2019

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