We receive numerous complaints about overgrown trees hedges & bushes.
Most enquiries have nothing to do with NCC but we are happy to signpost residents.
If the hedges or trees are on land controlled by a social housing provider the request should be directed to them
See details of how to contact them – Click here
If the enquiry relates to private property NCC can not assist unless there are serious concerns that the trees are a danger to life.
When to report tree issues to NCC –
- The council is responsible for the safety and management of trees on land in its ownership, and trees on road verges (but not trees in hedgerows alongside roads). The safety of trees on privately owned land is the responsibility of the landowner, and trees in hedgerows alongside roads are the responsibility of the owner of the hedge.
If you see a tree that you think is a potential public safety problem, please use this form to let us know about it. We will inspect the tree, and if it is owned by the council, any work considered necessary will be prioritised according to the level of risk it poses to people or property. If the tree is privately owned we will advise the landowner of any safety issues. You can also report other tree issues on council land that are not related to safety. These will be assessed by us and any works deemed necessary will be prioritised accordingly.
You can see how we assess and prioritise tree works by clicking the link below. CLICK HERE
Please check out additional information CLICK HERE
Check out a handy guide provided by the Chronicle – Click here
Also Information provided by HM Govt – Click here
Shenstone properties control some land in Prudhoe – Click here
CAB advice – Click here
How to Contact NCC Click here
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