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Overgrown trees blocking light and too near house

Reported via desktop in the Overgrown trees category anonymously at 08:43, Monday 24 May 2021

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2744876.

Two of my back garden fences at 19 Kingsbridge Court back on to council land and your trees are blocking out far too much light. One very high tree in the photo is likely to be too near the house and I am worried about that causing damage to my house foundations and possible subsidence could occur as it did next door recently. The trees add privacy so do not remove altogether but it all needs pruning.Thankyou

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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 08:43, Monday 24 May 2021

  • 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 09:57, Monday 24 May 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 because they are considered too big or too tall unless it is deemed to be dangerous.

    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.

    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 08:46, Thursday 22 July 2021

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