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Overhanging tree branch

Reported via desktop in the Tree Requires Pruning category anonymously at 15:57, Tuesday 13 September 2022

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later

There is a tree located in the alleyway behind my property in Kydbrook Close where a branch is now overhanging and getting very close to touching the garden room. I am not sure if I can cut the branch myself or if it needs to be done by the council as the tree could be protected. Please advise if I can cut the branch or it needs to be done by the council.

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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: fixservices

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:58, Tuesday 13 September 2022

  • Bromley Council are not responsible for maintaining private trees. Further information on your rights and options for dealing with overhanging trees from neighbouring private land can be found at the Citizen's Advice website:

    State changed to: third party responsibility

    Posted by Bromley Council at 13:45, Friday 23 September 2022

  • Thank you for your enquiry. The Oak rear of your boundary is privately owned and therefore not the responsibility of LBB to maintain. You are within your rights to exercise your common law rights a prune branch branches that infringe on your air space and disposing of the arisings yourself.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 13:45, Friday 23 September 2022

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