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Nuisance tree

Reported via desktop in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 10:34, Mon 30 May 2022

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3560782.

Huge tree, excessively overgrown. Hanging over pedestrian footpath. Blocking light to No.11 living room. Leaning and wading down phone cables.

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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 10:35, Mon 30 May 2022

  • Thank you for your enquiry. This matter is currently under investigation, we will endeavour to respond within 7 working days. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:20, Mon 6 June 2022

  • Thank you for your patience. Whilst we appreciate your comments, the location of the vegetation that you have identified is not on the adopted highway. Unfortunately it is therefore 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 within the next two weeks. We will endeavour to revisit the site following the two weeks’ notice period. With regards to your comment about the vegetation obstructing light to your property, in law there has been no tested case to prove or disprove right to light and as such there is no absolute right to light, to either land or property. Whilst Northamptonshire highways is sympathetic, we do not undertake tree works to facilitate light to either land or property. We can also confirm that the vegetation is not affecting the utility cables.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:50, Thu 16 June 2022

  • Tree is on Buckingham way Towcester nn12 6lu Can you please come and cut this tree as it is hanging over our back garden and near our wall. If any branches break and do any damage I take it you will be responsible. We live at 42 Tennyson Close. Thank you

    Posted anonymously at 15:31, Mon 20 June 2022

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 15:33, Mon 20 June 2022

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