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Large tree branches overhanging our 6ft wall

Reported via desktop in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 15:58, Wednesday 21 April 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2684038.

There is a large tree on the grass verge of Buckingham Way and the branches are overhanging into our back garden. Our back wall goes along Buckingham Way although our address is 6 York Close, Towcester, Northants, NN12 6JE

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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 Highways at 15:58, Wednesday 21 April 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry and for bringing this matter to our attention. We understand that you have concerns about the condition of the vegetation in this area; specifically, a tree you feel is encroaching on your back garden. Whilst we appreciate your comments, we have carried out a further investigation and can confirm that there are no immediate safety concerns evident. Currently, we only prioritise work on trees that pose a risk to highway safety; therefore, we regrettably will be taking no further action regarding this matter. However, as a resident, you are within your rights to cut back any vegetation that overhangs your property.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:42, Tuesday 27 April 2021

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