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Overgrown tree

Reported via desktop in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 15:04, Fri 3 December 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3158304.

Overhanging tree at number 4 Halswell Road. needs to be cut back to prevent damage to private property.

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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 15:05, Fri 3 December 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry. This is currently under investigation.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:14, Mon 13 December 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 a tree overhanging your property. Whilst we appreciate and understands your concern, we have conducted a visit to the location and there is no safety issue present for the highway user. Furthermore, 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. However, there is a common law right which permits a person (or their agent i.e. tree surgeon, gardener, etc) to prune back any growth of tree, shrub etc to the line of their boundary, e.g. fence line, as long as any cuttings are disposed of in a responsible manner, i.e. not dumped on public property or private land.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:39, Mon 13 December 2021

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