Brian’s overhanging tree problem may now be solved

Brian Gowling at his Sutton on Sea property shows the trees which he says are blighting his beloved garden.
Brian Gowling at his Sutton on Sea property shows the trees which he says are blighting his beloved garden.

A 73-year-old Sutton on Sea resident, told that ‘intolerable’ trees overhanging his property were his responsibility, may now have them removed.

As reported by the Leader on September 14, trees were overhanging Brian Gowland’s Surfside property by nine feet from the district council-owned Furlongs Road playing field.

Coun Andrew Ferryman.

Coun Andrew Ferryman.

He was told by East Lindsey District Council that they would only be removed if there were safety concerns, but ward Coun Andrew Ferryman arranged a recent site visit with the district council’s horticultural officer.

ELDC’s arboricultural officer, Robert Taylor, said: “We are aware of Mr Gowland’s concerns in relation to the trees and are considering whether we can remove them as part of our Tree Management Programme.”

The overhanging trees may be removed by the end of winter.