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Pavement obstructed by vegetation contrary to 1980s Highway Act

Reported via iOS in the Footpath / pavement problem category anonymously at 16:39, Friday 24 September 2021

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

Please get the the owner or occupier of the property to carry out their legal responsibility (Highway Act 1980 s154) to ensure that the ‘public highway’ adjacent to the property is not obstructed by vegetation from their property. This means that there must be a minimum headroom of 2.3m (7ft 6 inches), and all the vegetation should be cut back vertically at the boundary. The local authority has a statutory duty to enforce it.

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    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 16:39, Friday 24 September 2021

  • Thank you for your report. We are currently building a package of works where your report will be addressed when we are next in the area.

    Thank you for taking the time to bring this matter to our attention.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 10:28, Friday 1 October 2021

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