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Trees blocking sunlight

Reported via mobile in the Tree blocking daylight category anonymously at 00:40, Friday 26 February 2021

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2572914.

Hello, Is there any chance that the Peterborough council could assist with trimming the trees between the Orton Malborne allotments and A1139 Fletton Pkwy please? Doing so will allow more sunlight coming through to the allotments so we can grow our vegetables more effectively. I have attached the picture of our allotment (ours marked with red and neighbour's with green colour) where you will be able to see that even at 12pm where the sun is at its highest position, our allotment is in full shade all day long. I will appreciate any assistance or advice. Thank you, Best regards, Kamil Janowski

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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 07:43, Friday 26 February 2021

  • 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 visit conservation trees and hedges for more information.

    For further information please read the Peterborough Tree & Woodland Strategy 2018-2028

    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 08:47, Monday 26 April 2021

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