Is your Hedge or Tree overhanging the public highway?
Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) on behalf of Buckinghamshire County Council, would remind home and land owners that it is their responsibility to keep the highway free from overhanging trees, shrubs and overgrown bushes etc. Landowners must ensure that there is no obstruction or partial obstruction to the footway or carriageway.
TfB regularly makes inspections and also receives reports regarding obstructions on the highway. If you are notified, TfB would ask that you arrange to have any obstruction cut back within 14 days. Should you be unable to complete the work by the end of this period of notice, TfB may arrange for the work to be carried out and may claim reimbursement from the landowner for reasonable expenses following completion of the works, in accordance with Section 154(4) of the Highways Act.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter and please do not hesitate to contact 01296 382416 to discuss this further should you wish, and also, if needed, how TfB may be able to assist you in carrying out these works.
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To view and download a copy of the November bulletin please click on the following link: Parishes_BULLETIN_overhangingtrees