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Overhanging tree - onto no. 1 Moorcroft Gardens

Reported via desktop in the Public Trees category anonymously at 10:37, Tuesday 29 March 2022

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later

Dear Council,

There is a large overhanging tree in the footpath outside 1 Moorcroft Gardens that overhangs where I park my car. I have had to move my grey Kia car because there is branches and sap that is damaging the paintwork of my car. Can this be looked at with immediate effect. Thanks 1 Moorcroft Gardens. BR2 8BE This have been like this for about 4 months when I reported this.

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  • Thank you for your report, this is now being investigated. Information on our services and the timeframes we aim to respond in can be found: http://www.bromley.gov.uk/ fixservices

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:38, Tuesday 29 March 2022

  • When on site to do the job please liaise with No. 1 for where the problem lies.

    Posted anonymously at 12:54, Tuesday 29 March 2022

  • This tree has been inspected and is not considered to require remedial works at this time. The situation will be reviewed cyclically and any required action will be addressed within a future works programme.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 12:34, Wednesday 6 April 2022

  • Resident has called back at not happy that the trees have not had some pruning, would you be able to contact the resident as the issue is on going.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 13:27, Wednesday 6 April 2022

  • Thank you for your comments which have been passed onto the officer concerned who will update you in due course.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:07, Thursday 14 April 2022

  • No action is to be taken regarding the reported tree, please note that as outlined in our Tree Management Strategy (https://www.bromley.gov.uk/ downloads/ file/ 3334/ tree_management_strategy_2016-2020) the Council will not prune trees in relation to the following:

    • Branches overhanging properties - residents have the right to exorcise their right under Common Law to prune back branches to their property boundary;

    • Where a tree is thought be overly large;

    • Interference with satellite, TV or other media reception;

    • Branches and/or limbs in physical contact with telephone wires - telephone wires are plastic coated and faults on the line are very rarely caused by contact with branches;

    • Excessive leaf fall: this is a seasonal problem and residents are expected to clear any leaf litter falling on their properties themselves. Leaf fall on the highway will be addressed through our street cleansing regime.

    • Fruit fall: this is a seasonal problem and residents are expected to clear any fruit falling on their properties themselves. Fruit fall on the highway will be addressed through our street cleansing regime.

    • Problems associated with pollen.

    • Excreta caused by insects or birds: honeydew (aphid excreta) and bird droppings are not sticky sap are not recognised in law as a ‘legal nuisance’

    • Obstruction of view: there are no rights associated with maintaining trees in accordance with maintaining views in British law

    • Lack of light: there is no ‘Right to light’ (or shade) in British law.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:49, Tuesday 24 May 2022

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