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The tree is so overgrown and a hazard

Reported via desktop in the Tree blocking daylight category anonymously at 11:29, Saturday 27 August 2022

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3784474.

This tree is a problem every year. it blocks out the daylight to 36 chelveston way. autumn the leaves fall and are slippery, block the drains and cause a hazard. then you get the red berries which are also a slip hazard and affects 3 properties. 32,34 and 36 chelveston way. Its lifting the path of no 36 and this is also causing a trip hazard. The gentleman that lives in 36 is elderly and i live in 32 and im disabled. its overgrown and a hazard at all times of the year. Im worried that someone is going to take a fall

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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 11:02, Tuesday 30 August 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 15:03, Thursday 8 September 2022

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