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Tree is extremely overgrown and is obscuring traffic on the A509 making it dangerous to pull out from the driveway.

Reported via desktop in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 22:53, Sat 27 May 2023

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4603765.

Tree branches are overhanging onto the pavement and the driveway. Making it difficult to walk on the pavement and dangerous to pull onto the A509 when you can’t see the traffic flow. Branches are also so low they are scraping the car if you park on the driveway.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. Officers will now investigate the concerns and this may take up to 5 working days. If you believe that your concerns are urgent then please phone us.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 22:53, Sat 27 May 2023

  • Investigation: Ongoing - We are currently awaiting a quote from our vegetation contractor to carry out the work. Once this has been received, we will update the report with the date in which we will carry out works.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:29, Thu 1 June 2023

  • An update was provided on 1 June - almost 2 weeks ago. Nothing has been received since, no work has been undertaken - the tree continues to cause major issues for both pedestrians and other road users. What is the status of this request and what if any work will be undertaken and when?

    Posted anonymously at 09:35, Tue 13 June 2023

  • Investigation: Completed (Defect Found), Defect Repair: Not Started - Regarding the vegetation, we can confirm that a works order has been raised to cut back the basal growth. This should be completed within a months’ time. Please be assured that you will receive an update once repairs are concluded. However, there is a common law right which permits a person (or their agent i.e. tree surgeon, gardener, etc) to prune back any growth of tree, shrub etc to the line of their boundary, e.g. fence line, as long as any cuttings are disposed of in a responsible manner, i.e. not dumped on public property or private land.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:11, Fri 16 June 2023

  • Investigation: Completed (Defect Found), Defect Repair: Scheduled

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 17:35, Tue 20 June 2023

  • Investigation: Completed (Defect Found), Defect Repair: Ongoing

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:07, Wed 21 June 2023

  • Investigation: Completed (Defect Found), Defect Repair: Fixed on site

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:42, Friday 16 February 2024

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