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Dangerous trees with falling branches

Reported via desktop in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 22:15, Tuesday 6 October 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council less than a minute later. ref: 2329221.

Trees overhang highway, below the accepted minimum height of 5 m. Trees now shedding large branches on the highway, within past few days, causing danger to life and passing vehicles in busy street, residential setting.

Section 154 of HA 1980 grants the highway authority a discretionary power to serve notice on the owners of hedges, trees or shrubs which overhang a highway. A section 154(1) notice requires the vegetation to the lopped or cut to remove the obstruction or interference. The cost of the works will be borne by the owner of the vegetation.

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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 22:16, Tuesday 6 October 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry an inspection of the trees will be undertaken

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 11:17, Thursday 8 October 2020

  • 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.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 09:40, Friday 9 October 2020

  • I was writing when I accidentally sent the last message. Sorry. I am the owner of the garden where this tree is. I was told Highway Authority would contact me but I have not heard from them. I have tried to get in touch this morning but unable to get through. I have left a message with Northants planning’s Tree Officer, Brian Ogden, on his answerphone. I am hoping he will get back to me. (The tree is Protected.) Please can you contact me and advise. Thank you. Marie Cooper. (07732 555 285. Email: marieconceptacooper@gmail.com. )

    Posted anonymously at 10:55, Monday 12 October 2020

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 10:56, Monday 12 October 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry an inspection of the trees will be undertaken. I have spoken to the resident and she has contacted the East Northants tree officer to obtain permission to carry out the necessary works as the tree has a preservation order

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 11:33, Monday 12 October 2020

  • Planning application now in for raising crowns and removing dead wood.

    Posted anonymously at 17:36, Friday 30 October 2020

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 17:36, Friday 30 October 2020

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Northamptonshire County Council at 08:42, Monday 2 November 2020

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 22:31, Tuesday 3 November 2020

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