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On the side of 20 Lavander Place Carterton

Reported via desktop in the Trees category anonymously at 14:30, Wednesday 21 October 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

District council officers have asked the resident of number 20 to knock down their boundary side wall within 48 hours as it is cracked and very dangerous. Resident was advised by a builder that the reason of this crack might have happened by the tree next to it on the grass verge. the crack is in the same direction of the tree and they suspect that the roots might be the reason for damaging the wall in first place. Please investigate the tree soon as the wall gets removed. the residents will need an answer before they prepare to put a new wall or fence.

Council ref: ENQ20878960

Asset ID: 0UAE

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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 14:30, Wednesday 21 October 2020

  • The wall is being taken down today, within 48 hours as ordered. Please could you afford us the same courtesy and get the tree taken down ASAP as new fencing will be going in next week. I understand 2 identical trees were removed from outside the rear neighbours' wall for the exact same reason prior to us moving in, and I can't understand why this one would have been left. Several builders looking at the issue have advised us the tree is too tall, too close to the property and presents a high risk of further damage.

    Posted anonymously at 09:45, Friday 23 October 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. The enquiry discusses damage to property as a result of a highway asset. As such it is necessary to contact the County’s insurance team to pursue this matter further. Information on this can be found on the County’s public website at: residents/ roads-and-transport/ street-maintenance-z/ compensation

    Many thanks for your enquiry

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:16, Thursday 29 October 2020

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