You can move around with your keyboard
Drop pin on the map to start a new report
Press space again to adjust the location
Start new report here Reposition report here
Back to all reports

Resident is growing hedge into highways land

Reported via mobile in the Highway Schemes category anonymously at 09:32, Thursday 17 August 2023

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Resident is growing their hedge further onto highways land each year. There should be a small strip of clearance in front of their house to allow pedestrians to walk along it. As the hedge has been grown out this now prevents people walking in front of their house to get to the bus stop.

This means many school children and elderly residents who come from the centre of the village via the only footpath have to cross the road twice back and forth to get to the the bus stop. Or they walk in the road which is incredibly dangerous.

The other impact is that it makes pulling out of driveways further down the road very dangerous now as there is no sight line.

Council ref: ENQ23972383

RSS feed of updates to this problem Receive email when updates are left on this problem.


  • 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 09:32, Thursday 17 August 2023

  • Landowners and occupiers are required to trim any hedge on their property that is next to the public highway where the growth is preventing the passage, or affecting the safety, of the highway user. Oxfordshire County Council is only entitled to carry out works to keep the streets safe. However, in this instance the highway was not obstructed from use and we do not believe we have sufficient cause to take further action at this time but will continue to monitor during statutory inspections. The footway on the opposite side of the road is for pedestrians, the grass verge is not a footway.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:31, Friday 17 November 2023

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.