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Sycamore Trees on Buckingham Way Towcester

Reported via desktop in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 10:35, Thursday 26 August 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2959914.

There are 2 large Sycamore trees on either side of the public pathway coming from York Close to Buckingham Way - on the Buckingham Way end. They have branches that are overhanging the properties either side, i.e. no 10 York Way. The branches drop leaves and seeds over the fence and into the gardens. They need to be removed from overhanging property. The roots are lifting the pavement on the footpath causing it to become a trip hazard.

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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 10:36, Thursday 26 August 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry and for bringing this issue to our attention. We can confirm that we will be conducting an investigation and visiting the location on the week commencing 6th of September.

    State changed to: Under investigation - Highways Act

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:14, Friday 27 August 2021

  • Customer's contacted team, please can customer have an update on this.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted anonymously at 12:47, Thursday 7 October 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:48, Thursday 7 October 2021

  • Please accept our sincerest apologies for the delayed response. We can confirm that a site visit was carried out. A works order has subsequently been raised to undertake the necessary footway repairs, these works will be undertaken within the next 28 days. No works are currently planned on the trees. However, under common law a person is permitted to cut back any overhanging branches to the line of their boundary, as long as the cuttings are disposed of in a responsible manner.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 15:28, Thursday 7 October 2021

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