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Very restricted footpath. NN113QG

Reported via desktop in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 05:31, Fri 17 September 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3006001.

Row of conifers on corner of Manatobia way & Byfield Road. These conifers are so wide that in parts the footpath is down to approx 12 inches. No access for wheelchairs or pedestrians we are forced to walk onto the high. The trees should be taken down completely as they are outside the property boundary of No.2 Manatobia way.

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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 05:31, Fri 17 September 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; specifically that it is encroaching the footway. Whilst we appreciate your comments, the location of the vegetation that you have identified is not on the adopted highway. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the private landowner to maintain and is outside Northamptonshire Highways’ control. Nevertheless, we have written to the landowner requesting that the vegetation is cut back from the footway within the next 14 days. We will endeavour to revisit the site following the two weeks’ notice period.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 16:30, Tue 21 September 2021

  • 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 11:57, Fri 15 October 2021

  • We can confirm that a re-visit has been carried out. Unfortunately the adjacent landowner has not complied with our request. This will now be referred to the Regulations Team for further enforcement action.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:37, Fri 15 October 2021

  • site to be viewed by 15th Nov

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 13:07, Fri 15 October 2021

  • site to be viewed by 9th Dec

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:56, Tue 9 November 2021

  • This is not good enough. The owner was given 14 days to cut these conifers back on 17 Sept 2021 was then referred to the regulation team for enforcement action by 15 November now changed to 9th December. Just get the job done you have no Idea of how dangerous this blockage of the pavement is on these dark nights.

    Posted anonymously at 08:51, Thu 11 November 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 08:52, Thu 11 November 2021

  • 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 11:35, Thu 11 November 2021

  • completed on inspection

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 13:23, Tue 14 December 2021

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