Tree on highway verge between 12 and 14 Ludlow Drive.
Reported in the Trees category anonymously at 12:44, Thursday 16 May 2019
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later
Located on the highway verge between 12 and 14 Ludlow Drive.
We had several trees within our garden removed/reduced in height in order to bring more light into our garden; despite this there is a large tree outside of our boundary between the pavement and road that is blocking out a lot of light in our garden even drying clothes outside in the summer last year was at times problematic due to the tree, it deprives us of sunshine in the summer when the tree is in full foliage and as a result there is additional shade in our garden. I would be grateful if you could please programme in to reduce the height of the tree.
Previously you confirmed that the tree had been assessed, please provide a copy of the report or provide the criteria for when you maintain trees.
Council ref: ENQ19833304
Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the relevant team for investigation.
State changed to: Investigating
Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:45, Thursday 16 May 2019
Thank you for your enquiry. There are no statutory or common law rights to light for a private landowner as relates to the presence of trees. OCC look at each individual enquiry to determine if any statutory works are required which may alleviate the situation. Unfortunately, on this occasion no statutory works are appropriate on the tree as described in the enquiry.
State changed to: No further action
Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:24, Friday 17 May 2019
Thank you for your reply. I am unsure why you refer to statutory or common law rights. Your own website suggests that the law is rarely a remedy. As per your website I am trying to have amicable discussion. (https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/ residents/ environment-and-planning/ countryside/ trees-and-woodland/ common-tree-issues)
I need to provide details to our house insurance about how you manage the large tree to enable them to include this on their records.
Posted anonymously at 12:42, Friday 17 May 2019
If you have any further details please let me know. Thank you
Posted anonymously at 20:54, Tuesday 21 May 2019
Please provide an update on this, many thanks
State changed to: Open
Posted anonymously at 13:45, Friday 24 May 2019
Still open, via questionnaire, 13:00, Thursday 13 June 2019
Provide an update