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Bushes and Trees over-hanging - causing damage to property of 12 Towcester Road and blocking view of the road

Reported via desktop in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 09:20, Monday 26 April 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2691295.

There are a couple of trees and some bushes that are over grown on the Towcester Road which are limiting visibility of the road. They are also over-hanging the property of number 12 and are causing damage to the wall and pavement

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    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:20, Monday 26 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, two trees you feel are encroaching on 12 Towcester Road and causing damage to property. We appreciate your comments and have carried out a further investigation to assess this issue. We concur that there is minor cutting back required to improve visibility in the area; this should hopefully be completed within six months’ time. Please be assured that you will receive an update once repairs are completed. No other tree work is planned. A resident is within their rights to cut back any vegetation that overhangs their property. However, should they perceive that their property has been damaged; they may wish to pursue an insurance claim against West Northamptonshire Council as the local highway authority. This can done by contacting the Council’s Insurance Team by email: or by post at: Insurance Services, West Northamptonshire Council, Angel Street, Northampton, NN1 1ED.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:38, Thursday 29 April 2021

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