New damage to property
Reported via desktop in the Tree roots lifting pavement category by Louise Haycocks at 23:04, Wed 27 July 2022
Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 3712210.
We have a brand new, larger, crack in our property wall caused by a council tree.
As this is a new crack we would like it to be looked at by a council representative.
We believe the tree has had new movement since the last complaint and require action.
The property also has considerable over hang and s it was dealt with back in 2006 we think this now should also be paid for by the council.
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 23:05, Wed 27 July 2022
I failed to mention on the original report that the tree has also lifted our drive as well
Posted by Louise Haycocks at 23:15, Wed 27 July 2022
Thank you for the enquiry, please go to Bromley council website and fill out the insurance claim form, once you have done this a report will be sent to the tree officer to raise a report.
The tree in question has been recently inspected with no defects found. Please see the list below outlining when the council will not prune a tree.
(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 12:22, Thu 28 July 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 12:24, Thu 28 July 2022
This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.