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Large tree breaking through retaining wall in danger of falling

Reported via desktop in the Private Tree overhanging highway category anonymously at 16:34, Wednesday 1 June 2022

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later

The cracks in the wall have become much larger in the last one to two years. The tree appears to be moving more in strong winds than it used to a few years ago. There is a great fear that this very large tree will fall and cause significant damage to the houses opposite and/or to passers by. The owner of the land is concerned that their insurance might not cover any such event because they are aware of the problem and it might be argued by their insurer that they have failed to take sufficient measures to mitigate the risk.

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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 16:35, Wednesday 1 June 2022

  • Please note that this tree could not be closer to the public highway. It is tight to the inside face of the retaining wall and the level of the ground within the site is over 1.0m higher than the level of the adjacent highway. This tree will fall at some point when the wind blows in the worst direction and at the necessary velocity. It is not a matter of "if" the tree will be blown over but "when" it will be blown over and the results will be, without question catastrophic.

    Posted anonymously at 09:15, Monday 6 June 2022

  • We are continuing to investigate and working to resolve this report

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:31, Monday 13 June 2022

  • This report has been passed to our Building Control Team who are responsible for enforcing building regulations that aim to achieve adequate standards of building work during construction and investigate any structural concerns.

    This report is now closed on FixMyStreet and our Building Control team will consider the matter and contact you if necessary. Further enquiries of this nature can be reported to buildingcontrol@bromley.gov.uk

    LBB Neighbourhood Management Team

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:16, Monday 20 June 2022

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

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:26, Monday 20 June 2022

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