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Can you confirm what the criteria are for overhanging hedges?

Reported via mobile in the Grass and Hedges category anonymously at 11:47, Wednesday 12 May 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

The trees and hedge in this section are very overgrown. You have said it does not meet the criteria, but you have not said what the criteria are.

Council ref: ENQ21894385

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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 11:48, Wednesday 12 May 2021

  • Hi, thank you for your enquiry. The criteria is based on whether the vegetation is overhanging and/or causing an obstruction to the footway. Generally speaking there should be a minimal clearance of 2.5M height on the footway and 5M on the c/w.
    Is the vegetation you are referring to overhanging in to the footway or carriageway? If so exactly where is the location as our Highways Officer was unable to locate any obstructions caused by vegetation. he will happily visit again if you can give us the details - thanks.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 16:14, Thursday 13 May 2021

  • Thank you for your report which we are now closing. We hope we have answered your question regarding overgrown vegetation. Thank you.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:44, Wednesday 19 May 2021

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