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Trees begins our house blocking sunlight/overhang

Reported in the Tree blocking daylight category by Corey Kingston at 12:36, Saturday 9 May 2020

Sent to Peterborough City Council 2 days, 21 hours, 14 minutes later. Council ref: 2110113.

Hi there,

I am the home owner of 56 Paynesholm Paston PE4 7BQ. I have attached three images from my back garden, we have lots of overgrown trees that sit over our garden which blocks sunlight into our garden so nothing can grow and it’s causing us a lot of stress.

Image 1. Is taken from near our conservatory and as you can see trees are so tall that we ain’t getting any sunlight.

Image 2. Is taken from underneath my back fence facing up, trees are over hanging and grown.

Image 3. Is taken from my back fence facing the back of my house and you can see how bad the trees hang.

I know due to the current pandemic much won’t be done but I would like you to look into this to give us some reassurance something will/can be done.

Your sincerely,

Corey Kingston

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  • Enquiry received

    Thanks for your enquiry regarding a council-owned tree. This has been sent to Aragon Direct Services for further investigation. We will endeavour to provide a further update within 3 working days

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 09:50, Tuesday 12 May 2020

  • 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 10:37, Tuesday 12 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 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 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 09:46, Thursday 9 July 2020

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