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Tress blocking sunlight from gardens

Reported in the Tree blocking daylight category anonymously at 20:39, Tuesday 28 April 2020

Sent to Peterborough City Council 1 minute later. Council ref: 2099905.

Trees are blocking sunlight to my garden and my neighbours number 26 and 27. They also drop lots of leaves each year, they are extremely tall and would appreciate it if they could be cut down to allow sunlight to garden.

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  • Inspection Arranged

    Thanks for your enquiry regarding a council-owned tree.

    Your enquiry has been allocated to one of our qualified tree surveyors who will carry out an inspection and provide an update within 40 working days.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 07:45, Wednesday 29 April 2020

  • Works recommended

    Thanks for your enquiry regarding a Council owned tree.

    A qualified tree surveyor has assessed your request and following a site visit has recommended works. On completion of the works you may feel the task undertaken may not fully address the issue raised. Aragon Direct Services employ qualified tree surveyors to undertake the inspections and all works recommended are in accordance within the guidance contained within the Peterborough Tree & Woodland Strategy 2018-2028.

    Continued management of all our trees forms an integral part of this strategy. All Council owned trees are surveyed by a qualified surveyor for safety every one-to-five years, depending on how much the area surrounding them is used. Where inspection identifies maintenance work it is scheduled in accordingly with safety issues forming the highest priority.

    For more information please read the Peterborough Tree & Woodland Strategy 2018-2028
    https://drive.google.com/ file/ d/ 1ZBu7zy_jIYlXsKRoUkZFZ8xvpdBK1uhH/ view

    Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact Aragon Direct Services.

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 15:55, Wednesday 6 May 2020

  • Thanks for your enquiry regarding a council-owned tree.

    In accordance with the Peterborough Tree & Woodland Strategy 2018-2028, a qualified tree surveyor has visited the site, assessed your request and concluded that there is no need to undertake tree works.

    We don't prune or remove council-owned trees to improve natural light for a private property (including obstruction of solar panels).

    All council-owned trees are surveyed by a qualified surveyor for safety every one-to-five years, depending on how much the area surrounding them is used. We also carry out maintenance work if it's needed.

    You have a legal right to cut back any branches hanging onto your property. You can only cut them from the point where they cross over onto your property. We recommend that all cut material is disposed of as normal garden waste. It is also recommended that the services of a suitably insured and qualified tree surgeon are used to carry these works out on your behalf.

    Before you cut back any trees, you need to find out if it's protected by a Tree Preservation Order, or if it's in a conservation area. If a tree is protected, you'll need to get permission to cut it. Please go to https://www.peterborough.gov.uk/ council/ planning-and-development/ conservation-trees-and-hedges/ conservation-areas for more information.

    For further information please read the Peterborough Tree & Woodland Strategy 2018-2028
    https://drive.google.com/ file/ d/ 1ZBu7zy_jIYlXsKRoUkZFZ8xvpdBK1uhH/ view

    I trust this answers your enquiry, however, should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Aragon Direct Services.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 15:21, Tuesday 12 May 2020

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