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Large tree causing damage

Reported via desktop in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 12:54, Thu 26 November 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council less than a minute later. ref: 2406404.

Very big tree overhanging into front garden. tree roots is causing damage footpath right outside homes gate which is causing issues with access for residents due to wheelchair users.

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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 12:55, Thu 26 November 2020

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Northamptonshire County Council at 14:31, Fri 27 November 2020

  • This report has been assessed and a job for repair has been raised.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 14:34, Fri 27 November 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry, a works order has been raised for repairs to the footpath and will be undertaken within the next 28 days, the overhanging tree is the responsibility of NBC and has been passed to them to rectify.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 15:29, Fri 27 November 2020

  • Dear County council,

    Thank you for the update. With regards to the tree I was directed towards yourself by the Borough council as the large tree is not only overhanging it is also right outside the gate to 253 Billing Road East. The large roots is what has caused the damage to the pavement and is obstructing entrance to 253 Billing Road East. They advised me to contact the County Council for consideration to cutting down the tree completely and removing the roots causing damage and obstruction.

    Posted anonymously at 13:22, Sat 28 November 2020

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 13:22, Sat 28 November 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry, a works order has been raised for repairs to the footpath and will be undertaken within the next 28 days, the overhanging tree is the responsibility of NBC and has been passed to them to rectify.

    Thank you for your comments. We have taken this into consideration however Northamptonshire Highways will not remove any tree without there being sufficient disease or decay or unless it is causing structural damage to a property which would need substantial evidence and to go through our Insurance services. Northampton Borough Council maintain the Highway trees on behalf of Northamptonshire County Council so would therefore be responsible for the cutting back of the tree you are referring to. As stated we will be repairing the damaged footway within the next 28 days, we hope this covers your concerns.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 12:56, Mon 30 November 2020

  • This report has been assessed and a job for repair has been raised.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 15:25, Mon 30 November 2020

  • Thank you for reporting a fault on the highway, the highways team have now resolved the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 14:25, Thu 10 December 2020

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