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Maple Tree School

Reported via desktop in the Trees category anonymously at 08:59, Wednesday 26 June 2024

Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 408512.

The hedge has not been maintained at all now for several years. Growing wild and in excess of 8 foot in places. Trees never been maintained or pollarded. They continue to grow bigger and encroaching more and more onto my property. The whole area is a total mess and the school don't want to listen to my concerns.

I understand that a line of hedges and tress is termed a "high hedge" as they are more than 2m in height. This is what we have hard up against our property boundary. I am therefore complaining about this "high hedge" under Section 8 of the Anti Social Behaviour Act 2003. We are aware that there are numerous roots expanding across our boundary, and because of this point I am also claiming nuisance against the school. Finally, I am also claiming my "right to light". The windows of my property have been here for more than 20 years (house built in 1997, before the school existed).

I have tried emailing my three local councillors and CBC but no-one appears to be answering my emails. So lets see how far I get using this method.

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Updates

  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Central Bedfordshire Council at 08:59, Wednesday 26 June 2024

  • Can this report be re-assigned to CBC Planning? Highways have no jurisdiction here as it's a private hedge affecting private property. Planning may be able to help. Alternatively customer can go back through customer services to try and speak with Planning directly.

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 15:11, Wednesday 26 June 2024

  • Passed to Planning Team.

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 10:22, Thursday 27 June 2024

  • Report raised with Assets undrer refernce: HLP007101

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 10:51, Friday 5 July 2024

  • No further action from Highways. Customer Services have logged report with CBC Assets.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 09:39, Tuesday 9 July 2024

  • Response from Assets advising there is no CBC responsibility.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 13:08, Wednesday 10 July 2024

  • NFA from Highways. Resident will have to speak directly with the school. May be worth trying to get the Parish Council or local Councillor to assist.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 11:04, Tuesday

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