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Over grown vegetation growing into my house and covering the footpath

Reported via mobile in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 16:46, Tuesday 21 February 2023

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 4252598.

There is vegetarian that is stopping pedestrians from walking through this path. The vegetarian is almost hanging into my property as well. I’ve reported this previous ( reference 3842199). I was told this isn’t council property and you’ve sent a letter to the owner telling them to cut it back. This hasn’t been done and it’s months after the 28 days you gave them. I don’t think that these trees / vegetation does belong to anyone as it’s clearly on a footpath. Please assist the residents that live on Johnson Avenue in fixing this as I don’t have the equipment to do it myself.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. Officers will now investigate the concerns and this may take up to 5 working days. If you believe that your concerns are urgent then please phone us.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 16:46, Tuesday 21 February 2023

  • Investigation: Ongoing - We have written to the resident again requesting that the vegetation is cut back from the footway within the next 28 days. Should the vegetation not be cut back, the matter will be referred to our Regulations department.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 13:32, Wednesday 22 February 2023

  • Good morning,

    Unfortunately the vegetation that is blocking the footpath on Johnson Avenue HAS NOT been cut back and is after the 28 days given to recipient of your letter. Can you please refer this to your regulations department as mentioned in your below email, as this issue is still unresolved and is getting worse as the owner delays cutting it back.

    Thank you for all your help so far in fixing the issue. Can you please keep me updated with any progression. I will also kindly request that you please keep my details anonymous with any correspondence you have with the owner of the vegetation.

    Posted anonymously at 03:26, Wednesday 29 March 2023

  • A further letter will be sent to the responsible party 19/05/2023 - a follow up inspection will take place w/c 05/06/2023

    Posted anonymously at 14:45, Wednesday 17 May 2023

  • Investigation: Completed (Reported to a third party) - We can confirm that we have been investigating this issue, in regard to ownership of the vegetation. We can now confirm that the vegetation belong to the housing developer, Taylor Wimpey, and we have contacted them on 3rd August to instruct them to undertake the maintenance of this issue. If you wish to contact them directly please use:

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:11, Wednesday 30 August 2023

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