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Tree pruning

Reported via mobile in the Public Trees category anonymously at 20:53, Saturday 21 May 2022

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later

Tree is overhanging over my house(34 crescent drive) which is now blocking my satellite signal.

The tree needs to be cut back.

Thanks

Alan

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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 20:53, Saturday 21 May 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 11:42, Tuesday 24 May 2022

  • We have investigated this report and have made contact with the report originator to outline further details. This report is now closed on FixMyStreet.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:43, Tuesday 24 May 2022

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