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Vegetation blocking footway

Reported via mobile in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 22:59, Thursday 15 July 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2868318.

Overgrown vegetation is blocking footway on west side of Towcester Road. No other footway: forces pedestrians to walk in road with limited visibility of any approaching vehicles.

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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 23:00, Thursday 15 July 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 on Towcester Road. We understand feel that the current state of the vegetation restricts pedestrians and reduces visibility. Whilst we appreciate your comments, the location of the hedges you have identified are not on the adopted highway and is within someone’s private residence. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the private landowner to maintain and is outside Northamptonshire Highways’ control. Nevertheless, we have written to the resident requesting that their vegetation is cut back from the footway within the next 14 days. A re-visit will be carried out 14 days after that.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:14, Friday 23 July 2021

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