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Trees over our boundary

Reported in the Trees category anonymously at 11:39, Tuesday 12 November 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 2 minutes later

Over repeated Autumns, problems with leaf filled gutters have resulted in some leaks developing in the roof to PHD’s premises at Avtech House, so we would like to if we can obtain permission to cut the trees back (we have checked that the trees do not fall within a conservation area) and whether OCC or ourselves would be liable for the cost of this necessary work?

The trees in question are located on the verge adjacent to the south facing exterior of PHD Ltd (opposite the old Wallingford Railway Station & Lidl). I have marked the approx. boundary on both images, I do have further images upon request. As well as the gutter issues, the sap from the trees is also causing problems. "Sap will not immediately damage a car's paint, but it should not be ignored. After some time, the sap can etch through the paint's clear coat, leading to discoloring and staining". Thank you for taking the time to review our concerns.

Council ref: ENQ19847367

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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 11:41, Tuesday 12 November 2019

  • Oxfordshire County Council funds for tree management are limited to health and safety works. The Council is neither obliged by Law, nor will it carry out, works solely to alleviate problems arising from: Falling leaves, honeydew, sap, fruit, nuts, seeds, bird droppings or blossom. We do however look to see if there are any appropriate statutory works we can carry out to the tree on these occasions which may go some way to alleviating the problem. Thank you for your enquiry.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:25, Tuesday 12 November 2019

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