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Hedgerow overhanging restricting view of oncoming traffic

Reported via desktop in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 11:30, Friday 1 July 2022

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3639441.

Moderated by Northamptonshire Highways at 15:21, Wednesday 20 July 2022

The hedgerow along the Buckingham road, On the right hand side as you approach the A43 is overgrown and restricts the view of anyone intending to turn right out of the Buckingham Road industrial estate. You have to cross the junction lines to see whether anything is coming from the A43 up Buckingham road causing a real hazard

Received call from gentleman advising that as of today, there has almost been 2 car crashes as the foliage obstructs the view for the truck drivers turning out of the drive. This might have been fine if it were a car but as this is a business yard for trucks, it is impossible to see passed the foliage .

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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 11:31, Friday 1 July 2022

  • Thank you for your enquiry and for bringing this matter to our attention. This request is under investigation with the relevant department, with whom we are in contact. We will endeavour to provide a comprehensive response within the next 7 days’ time. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:18, Monday 11 July 2022

  • Business owner has phoned requesting an update, emergency hub are checking with engineers.

    Posted anonymously at 10:34, Monday 8 August 2022

  • Thank you for your continued patience. This is still being looked into, but there is a delay with the land registry information for this area. The hedge will be cut back, regardless of whether it is on the adopted highway. Either we will maintain it; or if it's private, and we commence enforcement for the private land owner to do this.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:22, Friday 12 August 2022

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