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Report a tree, hedge or shrub obstructing the highway
To ensure your report is completed, please read the following information:
What we do
As a highway authority we have a statutory duty to ensure that the highway is kept free from obstruction. This includes dealing with any obstructions caused by overhanging trees or shrubs coming from both council and private land. We will investigate trees and shrubs that are affecting visibility sight lines at junctions.
What we don't do
We will not investigate trees or hedges that are not obstructing the adopted highway (road or footpath). We will not investigate trees or hedges where they are blocking out sunlight or obstructing the view.
Our response time
We aim to inspect your report within 10 working days, with more urgent reports being dealt with sooner If there is an imminent risk please call 01912787878 so staff can raise this quickly with the correct teams.
I confirm I have read the advice above and acknowledge if the above conditions are not met the report may not be carried out.