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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

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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 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: 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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