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Chinnor Hill Gooseneck

Reported in the Trees category anonymously at 12:08, Monday 17 February 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 4 minutes later

This whole stretch of highway is bordered by very large leaning trees on slopes where the soil has eroded so their roots are exposed and barely support the trees anymore. A very large tree fell across the road next to the Gooseneck traffic island on Saturday 15th Feb and the road was closed again. There were other trees that fell onto this stretch of highway a few days earlier. I have never seen any tree maintenance over the years so the problem needs investigation for the safety of all people that use this road

Council ref: ENQ20858290

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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 12:12, Monday 17 February 2020

  • The problem trees that I referred to are mainly on the slopes along a section of Chinnor Hill going in the direction of Hill Top Lane / Bledlow Ridge.

    Posted anonymously at 13:04, Monday 17 February 2020

  • This land is privately owned and not maintained by Oxfordshire County Council. The issue will be further looked in to and if required an advisory letter will be sent to the land owners. This enquiry will be left open in the meantime. Thank you.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:56, Thursday 20 February 2020

  • This has now been inspected and an advisory letter has been sent to the landowner regarding the condition of the trees. Thank you for your enquiry.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 08:34, Tuesday 3 March 2020

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