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Trees overgrowing garden

Reported via desktop in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 19:55, Thursday 29 July 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2900606.

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Hello, I live at 53 Dingle Road Rushden (NN10 6RX) and our house backs on to the Knuston Farm fields. Between our house and the fields is a public footpath and there are trees on this path which have grown very large and could do with being pruned, especially as they now overhang our garden (and others in the road). The trees were coppiced about 2008 and these ones were planted then but have never been cut back and they are huge. It would be good to have them cut back rather than coppiced, as we do have a lot of birds use them, especially woodpeckers and owls. Could you please advise me if this can be done by you? Many thanks

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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 19:55, Thursday 29 July 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately, we are currently experiencing high volumes of enquiries and will endeavour to respond within 10 working days. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:41, Friday 30 July 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry. The trees alongside this public footpath are privately owned and as such any works undertaken are the responsibility of the landowner. Northamptonshire Highways are only responsible for ensuring that the right of way is clear and accessible for legitimate users of the footpath.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 13:06, Wednesday 4 August 2021

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