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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.

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  • 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

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