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Overgrown tree causing danger to public

Reported via desktop in the Tree blocking daylight category anonymously at 13:25, Sunday 12 June 2022

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3589541.

I have lived at my address since 1992 and over the years I have watched this monster of a tree grow until the point it’s now at, I feel that the tree is at great risk of causing damage should it deteriate much more. Over the recent years myself and my neighbour at 172 have watched year after year with each violent storm, having seen the branches break off into the road and sometimes find their way into our gardens and driveways. We are both worried that the tree should if fall will defernatly cause damage to our property but also as the branches fall they could also cause damage to our cars ,a great risk to road users as it’s right on the main busy road and public walking by .The tree is in bloom now and is also covering the street light which is also a safety issue. The occupants of the two flats have no sunlight into their rooms from the front at this time of year due to the tree being over grown.

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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 07:53, Monday 13 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.
    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 08:48, Friday 17 June 2022

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