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Overgrown trees

Reported in the Trees category anonymously at 19:03, Fri 22 May 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

The trees have been a problem for several years and nothing has been done about it. There is not a sufficient amount of light coming into our house or garden as the trees are so overgrown it blocks all light through the windows and the sun in our garden. We are constantly battling with debris falling into the garden which is now affecting us to go in the garden to relax and play with the children because there is so many branches and other debris falling in, not only that it affects our TV service which we have had to have our dish repositioned twice at our cost. Please can you resolve this matter as it has been a long time having to deal with this stress.

Council ref: ENQ20865639

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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 19:03, Fri 22 May 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 06:50, Tue 26 May 2020

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