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The tree outside 18 Kingsway is lifting front wall.

Reported via desktop in the Public Trees category anonymously at 19:06, Wednesday 18 May 2022

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later

We have complained about this nuisance verminous tree on many ocassions but nothing is ever done. It is now one and a half times higher than property, it is now in full leaf and puts property and garden in shade. It has started to lift front wall and already upset the pathway. The seeds have ruined my lawnmower and block my drains each fall, the neighbours complain to us about the leaf and seed fall every year. It is a total eyesore and only getting bigger and bigger, a totally irresponsible choice of tree and needs to be removed or neighbour action will be taken separately.

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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 19:07, Wednesday 18 May 2022

  • Thank you for your enquiry. If you have concerns that the tree is causing damage to your boundary wall, please click on the below link and complete a claim form. • Claiming compensation, London Borough of Sutton website.

    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: Closed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:17, Tuesday 24 May 2022

  • Thank you for using FixMyStreet to report your concerns to Bromley.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 20:10, Tuesday 24 May 2022

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