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1 large tree obstructing property

Reported in the Trees and woodland category anonymously at 14:59, Wed 17 June 2020

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council 5 months, 5 days, 21 hours, 36 minutes later. Council ref: 2160317.

Resident called from # 48 Waterside Rd, advising that there are 3 large trees (possible 2 Sycamore and 1 Cherry) very close to their house. All trees are planted on open green space adjacent to house. Council Connect checked to see if it is council highways and it seems so.

One of the Sycamore trees, closest to their house has grown very prominent roots which have extended into the garden of #48. The wall adjoining the garden and the green space now has a crack in it.

Some of the paving in their driveway has also now got cracks which they suspect come from the extensive root network from the tree.

Resident requests the tree/s be inspected and advised what can be done about cutting back tree and/or taking down.

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  • We've passed this report to another team in the council. They will carry out any further work needed. Sometimes it can take a little longer as a result.

    We'll update this report once we've decide what action to take.

    Category changed from ‘Verge cutting residential areas’ to ‘Trees and woodland’

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 11:36, Tue 10 November 2020

  • We have looked into this issue and found it is not the council's responsibility as there are no trees in the highway near 48 Waterside Road. The report is now closed, further comments may not be monitored.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 14:22, Tue 10 November 2020

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