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Trees overgrown in field at back of garden

Reported via desktop in the Tree blocking daylight category anonymously at 16:22, Friday 13 May 2022

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3524106.

These trees are in the field situated at the back of my garden and are now blocking any sunlight into my garden and the leaves and debris off of the trees are constantly falling in my garden for me to have to tidy up and pay for a Brown Bin to take the leaves etc... away I have complained previously about these and all they have managed to do is come out and survey the tree and remove the Ivy from them ??? as they said they were strangling the trees??? These are growing taller and taller every year and i would like these pruned back or down.

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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 07:45, Monday

  • 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 09:56, Wednesday

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