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Overgrown vegetation

Reported via desktop in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:41, Monday 20 June 2022

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3608930.

We have noted that a few trees are overhanging into the property from the embankment. One in particular is up to the roof and touches it. I am concerned it could knock off tile or cause damage. Can you please advise on the process on sorting this issue. The property address is 43 The Ashway, Brixworth, NN6 9TZ.

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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 09:41, Monday 20 June 2022

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

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:14, Tuesday 5 July 2022

  • Photo to show extent of the problem

    Posted anonymously at 19:50, Wednesday 13 July 2022

  • Further photos to show extent of the problem

    Posted anonymously at 19:39, Wednesday 3 August 2022

  • Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in responding to this enquiry. This is due to an administrative error at our end. Whilst we appreciate and understand your concern, we have conducted a visit to the location and there is no safety issue present for the highway user. However, please be assured that we will continue to monitor the area as part of our routine inspections. 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: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 16:04, Monday

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