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Reported via desktop in the Overhanging branches category anonymously at 16:26, Friday 10 September 2021

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2993041.

These trees are outgrowing the space they are in and getting too tall. This is a high risk area for subsidence and if these trees are not managed they could add more pressure on the water table as they are on the cycle path that runs from Loder avenue passing through Peacock way, properties have had subsidence in the past and we are keen to prevent it from occurring again by carefully monitoring the trees and bushes in the location. we would be happy if you could cut the tops shorter and the brambles that are encroaching the path so they don't become a nuisance as they could also endanger cyclists and children, we hope we can work together to make a safer environment, as we have taken the liberty of reducing the height of the hedge on the corner so vehicles can see children on the road on foot or bicycle....there was an incident were a child narrowly escaped injury ...so we await your responce

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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 07:32, Monday 13 September 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 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 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 11:01, Friday 5 November 2021

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