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Overhanging branches problem

Reported in the Overhanging branches category anonymously at 16:34, Tuesday 28 July 2020

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2220641.

There is an old recreation area (Langford Road PE2 8EF), in this there is a large birch tree with branches hanging into my garden and my neighbours. The branches we feel are a safety risk and the tree itself obscures the majority of the afternoon sunlight into our gardens. We would like someone from the council to come and have a look and hopefully agree that the tree needs cutting.

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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 09:43, Wednesday 29 July 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 a council-owned tree to stop the nuisance of overhanging branches.

    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 14:57, Monday

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