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Tree roots damaging footpath and garden wall to property

Reported in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 12:07, Wed 13 November 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 4 minutes later. ref: 1844309.

The tree has grown to big and the roots have damaged the pathway making it unsafe. The roots also come into our garden as it’s so close and our garden wall now has cracks. I would like this tree cut down and removed. I have spoken to my local councillor and he recommended I contact NCC again as I reported this previously and nothing was done.

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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 12:10, Wed 13 November 2019

  • No footway defects that meet intervention levels no evidence of cracking to wall. If there is structural damage to property customer will need to submit formal claim via their insurers.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 13:25, Tue 3 December 2019

  • I have attached photos to show the raised footpath and cracking brickwork on the wall. We are planning on installing a driveway in the new year to get our cars off the road. This tree is where we would need to have the kerb dropped and entrance to our garden. We are in a local authority house and during our inspection the councillor said removing the tree would not be an issue. Other trees in the area have been removed.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 16:39, Wed 4 December 2019

  • I’ve received no response from my update.

    Posted anonymously at 22:03, Sun 15 December 2019

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