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Overgrown trees and hedges along the length of Kingshill Road

Reported via Android in the Overhanging branch/tree category anonymously at 22:14, Thursday 7 March 2024

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5683887.

Overgrown vegetation encroaching onto the road and causing damage to cars paintwork and more importantly preventing drivers from driving safely due to drivers being reluctant to drive close to the offside due to fear of damaging thier vehicle.

Please it needs to be cut back strongly. Thank you

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  • A Highway Officer will carry out an initial assessment of the tree, emergency issues will be corrected or made safe at the time of the inspection, if reasonably practicable to do so. In this context, making safe may constitute displaying warning notices, coning‐off or fencing‐off to protect the public from the tree or other suitable action.

    If the inspection team cannot make safe the defect at the time of inspection, then they will instigate the relevant emergency call procedures to ensure appropriate resources are mobilised to make the tree safe. Not all Highway Officers are not qualified as tree experts and in some cases they may need to arrange for a tree surgeon to visit the site and carry out a survey on the tree which can take up to 12 weeks.

    There may also be occasions when the issue reported will be classified as a minor defect and does not pose any risk to either the safety or the integrity of the highway, these are called minimum recording levels as specified in our Highways Safety Inspection Policy, in these cases no action will be taken.

    We do not prune or remove council owned trees to improve natural light for a private property (including obstruction of solar panels). If you wish to carry out any work on a tree, you must first check the tree is not protected before any work is started. How to find out if a tree has a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) in Buckinghamshire.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 22:14, Thursday 7 March 2024

  • Update

    We have fully investigated this report, however, we have been unable to identify any issues with the trees in the area plotted on the map.

    This may mean the issue has already been inspected and resolved or that it does not present any immediate safety to the public.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 14:38, Tuesday 23 April 2024

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