Trees/ vegetation growing into BT lines
Reported in the Trees category anonymously at 16:46, Monday 23 March 2020
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 5 minutes later
The trees across the road from resident (7 Parkside) have grown up over the telephone lines. A branch has caught my telephone line and pushing it up It is getting tighter and resident concerned it is going to break. BT have advised them to contact District Council but this is not under our ownership. Can you please look into and advise.
Thanks, Suzanne Barton Estates Officer
Council ref: ENQ20862972
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 16:51, Monday 23 March 2020
We have visited site and assessed the trees in their location. OCC maintains land that is HMPE (highway maintainable at public expense) in its capacity as local highway authority. The trees referred to in the enquiry are on land that is not HMPE. You can access the land registry at: https://www.gov.uk/ search-property-information-land-registry to find details of the adjacent landowner to pursue your enquiry. It may also be appropriate to contact the District, Town or Parish Council to further your enquiry. You are also within your common law rights as a landowner to cut any overhanging or encroaching vegetation back to the boundary line of your property.
Many Thanks For your enquiry.
State changed to: Investigation complete
Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:10, Thursday 2 April 2020
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