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Overgrown trees on Park Close right of way

Reported via desktop in the Passage-Obstructed/Overgrown category anonymously at 14:39, Tue 1 December 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council less than a minute later. ref: 2413487.

The right of way through the back of Park Close, specifically the area of bare ground which runs between the boundary of mine and the adjoining property up to the stile, has trees which extend several feet over my fence. I know I'm within my rights to cut the trees back to my boundary but some parts are a considerable distance from the ground so crown reduction by an experienced professional would be preferable. For the moment, I'm just trying to establish who owns/is responsible for this area.

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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 14:40, Tue 1 December 2020

  • I should have said that the area is generally overgrown and all who use the path would benefit from a good clear out.

    Posted anonymously at 15:42, Tue 1 December 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. Your report is currently being investigated and your enquiry will be updated in due course.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 13:11, Thu 10 December 2020

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Northamptonshire County Council at 14:08, Thu 17 December 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. A works order has been raised and will be completed within 6 months to cut back vegetation and tidy the footway.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 14:08, Thu 17 December 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 14:10, Thu 17 December 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 14:05, Tuesday 5 January 2021

  • Thanks for the work done, and for the speed that it all happened. There's a definite improvement to the footpath and access to it. I would like to go further though as nothing was done above head height. In terms of who's responsible for the trees, I assume that you (NCC) are? If that is the case, would you give permission for me to have a professional come in and reduce the crowns of the trees, to bring them down and away from my boundary? Many thanks.

    Posted anonymously at 15:43, Tuesday 5 January 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 15:44, Tuesday 5 January 2021

  • I've managed to speak to the land owner on the other side of the footpath and they have confirmed that the trees are not there's/there responsibility. However, they are happy for the work that I am proposing to be done and agree that the work is necessary. I'd like to get contractors in while the trees aren't in leaf so will look forward to your reply regarding this matter. Many thanks.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted anonymously at 18:59, Tuesday 19 January 2021

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