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Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust protected verge

Reported via desktop in the Tree/hedge restricting available highway category anonymously at 18:29, Saturday 24 February 2024

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 495849.

Hedgerow adjacent to Ropsley Rise Wood needs cutting back after the nesting season as it is overhanging the protected verge and is right up to/over the road. The protected verge is supposed to give wild plants a linked corridor between nature reserves. From Lincs Wildlife Trust - If verges develop into woodland, aside from causing a hazard to road users, this would represent a loss of much of our remaining wildflower grassland which is recognised as a vital resource for pollinators with its own suite of wildlife that adds biodiversity to our ecosystem.

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  • Thanks for letting us know about your issue with a tree/hedge on the highway. We will look into this and let you know what we find within the next 14 days. You can find out more about trees and hedges on our website

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 18:29, Saturday 24 February 2024

  • Great news, we’ve had a look at the issue and we have now passed to our Highways Officers for the team to assess what can be done to resolve the matter. We’ll let you know when the assessment has taken place.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 09:03, Monday 26 February 2024

  • The overhanging vegetation is growing from the ditch which lies between the verge and the woods. The ditch belongs to the owner of the adjoining woodland. Please refer to the land registry to obtain the land owner details. To find the owner of the land you could contact Land Registry here Thank you for reporting this matter.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 13:36, Friday 1 March 2024

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