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Overhanging trees making footpath dangerously dark

Reported in the Trees category anonymously at 07:36, Sat 9 November 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 4 minutes later

The stretch of footpath 391/35 which runs east-west along the northern edge of Stockham Park: it is now severely compromised by overhanging tree foliage.

Large stretches of the path are completely dark.

The trees concerned are growing on the land which was part of Mr Wasbrough's estate, was sold to Mr Lamplough, who is now developing it. The council have said in the past that they can't cut the trees because they don't belong to the council.

Can the council please send a letter to Mr Lamplough asking him to cut back his trees, or - if he passes the buck to whoever is about to start building on the land - to tell the council who is responsible for that land now, so that they can be asked to cut the damn trees back so the street lights can illuminate the path.

Thank you.

Council ref: ENQ19847107

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  • 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 07:40, Sat 9 November 2019

  • This report is not the responsibility of Oxfordshire County Council and will be passed to the relevant organisation Vale of White Horse.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:07, Wed 4 December 2019

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