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Overgrown bushes and overhanging tree branches

Reported via mobile in the Overgrown trees category anonymously at 16:55, Monday 6 June 2022

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3575620.

I reported this problem last year and it took months to resolve with denial of any responsibility and an attempt to not do anything. Eventually the tree was trimmed at the bottom end and the bushes were trimmed in their scheduled point but there is issues yet again. The bushes at the entrance to Mosel Walk at the Candy Street end are overgrown and they are obscuring the Mosel Walk sign, stretching out into the pavement and once again encroaching on private property - into the pathway of 6 Candy Street and obscuring visibility of the house/address. People can’t see the house number properly and the pathway to the house is getting blocked by the overgrowing bushes. These need to be trimmed on BOTH sides including inside the private property space or the bushes need to be cut back, removed or have a blocker put in to not encroach on private property. The second issue is the first tree on Mosel Walk which is also encroaching on 6 Candy Street. While the lower branches that were crossing over to the property have been removed, the high branches overhang the fence line, meaning it cuts sunlight out, causes seeding in the garden which needs to be removed and presents a danger in high winds as the branches could come down on the dance and into the property. Can something be done about these issues please?

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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 20 working days.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 07:50, Tuesday 7 June 2022

  • 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.
    www.peterborough.gov.uk/council/planning-and-development/conservation-trees-and-hedges/conservation-areas 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 09:29, Thursday

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