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benji


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25-02-2008 02:31 PM



Wonder if anyone can help. I live in Colfe Road and in a neighbouring property in the back garden there is a mature sycamore tree that's now encroaching on other gardens and buildings and when(if summer) arrives will have an impact on natural light to the property and garden.

Whilst I am not suggesting the tree is taken down, it is in need of some TLC. I have investigated and it is in fact loacted on a council prop
erty. After numerous e-mails to Lewisham council who said a member of the tree dept had been to investigate back in Aug 07 - nothing has happened since. I have written to the local councillor, though had no response.

Any thoughts on how best to proceed would be greatly appreciated.

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vipes


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25-02-2008 03:24 PM

Call the planning department and ask for the lady who enforces the 2005 high hedges act. She's quite efficient but can't recall her name.

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NewForester


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25-02-2008 03:25 PM

vipes Wrote:
Call the planning department and ask for the lady who enforces the 2005 high hedges act. She's quite efficient but can't recall her name.


Sheila Yates

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benji


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25-02-2008 04:00 PM

NewForester Wrote:

vipes Wrote:
Call the planning department and ask for the lady who enforces the 2005 high hedges act. She's quite efficient but can't recall her name.


Sheila Yates


thanks
Ben

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acer


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Joined: Nov 2007
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25-02-2008 04:17 PM

Hello, we have a big maple tree in the street outside our house in Honor Oak, which has been 'pollarded' - technical term for 'cut back' - in the past, and is in need of it again. I, like you would rather not lose the tree - even though we have had some issues with subsidence, but I called the council last week (Environmental Services) and although the person I spoke to on the phone was not the most helpful or friendly, I did receive a call the next day from a very helpful man, who said that the tree was already on their radar and they would be attending to it in the near future after all the priority 1 trees had been dealt with, ie the ones that have health & safety issues.
Hope that helps!

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Snazy


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25-02-2008 06:08 PM

There are a few mentionable hedges on some of the routes I walk the dog on. Gainsford Rd , Church Vale....

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