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Overhanging Tree to Property

Reported in the Trees category anonymously at 13:07, Wednesday 15 July 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

I wonder if you could advise on an issue with some overhanging trees at my property; 148 Manor Road, Cogges.

The trees are not on my property, neither are they on another houses property. They are adjacent to the road, between the road/pavement and my boundary wall.

I have been advised by the WODC that it is nothing to do with them, they do not own the trees. They have instead indicated that I should refer the matter to yourselves for consideration.

Please could you advise if you own the trees and whether you plan to, or, could do some maintenance on the trees in order to stop them overhanging into my property. That being said, if they are your trees, please could you indicate if it would be acceptable for me to complete the maintenance accordingly.

I look forward to hearing from you in due course, should you have any questions then please don’t hesitate to let me know.

Council ref: ENQ20870471

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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 13:07, Wednesday 15 July 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. The trees and location has been assessed. The overhanging trees are on land not deemed to be part of the publicly maintained highway by Oxfordshire County Council in our capacity as local highway authority. Therefore I would advise to contact land registry to determine who is responsible for the land on which the tree is growing and therefore have responsibility of the tree. Though I would highlight that as part of common law you as a landowner are entailed to maintain your boundary and remove any over hanging growth up to your boundary.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:59, Tuesday 21 July 2020

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