Branches falling from lime tree and tree overhanging my property with loss of light.
Reported via desktop in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 10:58, Friday 1 July 2022
Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3639309.
Tree grown very large and swaying in a worrying way in the wind. Lot of leaf fall onto my property, blocking guttering. Branches breaking off and falling onto property and greenhouse in high winds. This is worsening by the year. The exact location of the tree is the corner of Buckingham Road and Roman Way.
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State changed to: Investigating
Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:58, Friday 1 July 2022
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. 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 09:37, Friday 8 July 2022
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