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Overgrown Tree in Carriageway

Reported in the Trees category anonymously at 12:59, Sunday 15 July 2018

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 1 minute later

Lower branches are growing into the carriageway. Visibility of oncoming cars and pedestrians on approach to the junction is blocked and the already narrow width is reduced.

Council ref: 867197

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  • Thank you for your report, we are now investigating this issue and an update will be posted as soon as possible.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:18, Monday 16 July 2018

  • Thank you for your report, we are now investigating this issue and an update will be posted as soon as possible.

    Posted anonymously at 11:29, Wednesday 25 July 2018

  • We have visited site and assessed the trees in their location. The overhanging trees present are on land not deemed to be part of the publically maintained highway by OCC in our capacity as local highway authority. The trees are on land that is maintainable by the District Council and not by the County Council. They can be contacted at: 01993 861 000

    Many thanks for your enquiry.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:58, Friday 3 August 2018

  • I don’t understand this response. The tree is planted in a private front garden and is overhanging the verge and carriageway which was assumed to be public highway. If it is not public highway (which I find hard to believe after all this time) then it surely isn’t the District Council’s land or responsibility?

    I am not sure why you needed to visit the site at the taxpayer’s expense to establish this, but while you were there could you not have discussed it with the homeowner whether it’s your land or not?

    Posted anonymously at 11:14, Friday 3 August 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 16:16, Sunday

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