Prince Georges Drive, Sandy
Reported via desktop in the Trees category anonymously at 15:14, Tue 8 November 2022
Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 377931.
Branches over hanging the back fence / garden of number 18 Prince Georges Drive, Sandy.
State changed to: Investigating
Updated by Central Bedfordshire Council at 15:14, Tue 8 November 2022
Trees are affecting no 22 St Georges Drive Roots are going through the garage floor Can we go out as soon as possible This was originally reported in 16/09/2020 on ref 344115
State changed to: Open
Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 09:58, Fri 11 November 2022
In order for CBC to act on claims of root damage or subsidence we require fairly comprehensive information/reports. Please see below:
Tree related subsidence occurs when a tree or trees removes water from a shrinkable clay soil; causing the soil to contract and can result in structural damage to properties. The Highways Department does not accept, as a matter of course, that tree related subsidence is the cause of structural damage to property. Evidence is required to support any claim.
All claims of subsidence relating to highway-maintained trees are administered by the Councils Insurance Team. Cases of subsidence are often complex and require a broad range of information to be considered adequately as such. The Council requires the following information to investigate a claim of subsidence:
? Description of type of damage
? Indication of seasonal movement
? Levels and distortion survey
? Visual evidence of damage
? Depth of foundations demonstrated from excavated trial holes
? Analysis of soil type under foundation
? Presence and identification of tree roots
State changed to: No further action
Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 15:35, Mon 14 November 2022
This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.