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Tree ownership

Reported via desktop in the Trees category anonymously at 15:04, Wednesday 21 April 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Please could you confirm who is responsible for the row of trees on the A4130 running alongside the boundary fence at the back of our property.

Council ref: ENQ21892950

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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 15:04, Wednesday 21 April 2021

  • Thank you for your report. We have assessed it and found that the publicly maintained highway extends from boundary to boundary. The boundary feature can often be formed by a fence, wall or hedge, tree line, or the roadside edge of a ditch or stream. As a general rule, hedges, and trees growing in the hedgerow, or fence line are owned by the adjoining landowner.

    The A4130 forms part of the publicly maintained highway network. The highway boundary along the north eastern side of the property is formed by line of large trees including beech, lime and conifer. There is evidence of a broken close boarded fence behind these trees but this does not constitute the line of the highway boundary. The responsibility for maintenance of these trees would lie with the adjacent landowner.

    Thank you for the enquiry.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:48, Friday 7 May 2021

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