Tree is extremely overgrown and is obscuring traffic on the A509 making it dangerous to pull out from the driveway.
Reported via desktop in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 22:53, Saturday 27 May 2023
Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 4603765.
Tree branches are overhanging onto the pavement and the driveway. Making it difficult to walk on the pavement and dangerous to pull onto the A509 when you can’t see the traffic flow. Branches are also so low they are scraping the car if you park on the driveway.
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State changed to: Investigating
Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 22:53, Saturday 27 May 2023
Investigation: Ongoing - We are currently awaiting a quote from our vegetation contractor to carry out the work. Once this has been received, we will update the report with the date in which we will carry out works.
Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:29, Thursday 1 June 2023
An update was provided on 1 June - almost 2 weeks ago. Nothing has been received since, no work has been undertaken - the tree continues to cause major issues for both pedestrians and other road users. What is the status of this request and what if any work will be undertaken and when?
Posted anonymously at 09:35, Tuesday 13 June 2023
Investigation: Completed (Defect Found), Defect Repair: Not Started - Regarding the vegetation, we can confirm that a works order has been raised to cut back the basal growth. This should be completed within a months’ time. Please be assured that you will receive an update once repairs are concluded. 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.
Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:11, Friday 16 June 2023
Investigation: Completed (Defect Found), Defect Repair: Scheduled
State changed to: Action scheduled
Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 17:35, Tuesday 20 June 2023
Investigation: Completed (Defect Found), Defect Repair: Ongoing
State changed to: In progress
Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:07, Wednesday 21 June 2023
Provide an update