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Notice to Owners and Occupiers of Land - Roadside Trees and Hedges

Sep 8, 2016

Galway City Council wishes to give notice that under the terms of the Roads Act, 1993, owners and occupiers of land are obliged to take all reasonable care to ensure that the trees, hedges and other vegetation growing on their land are not or could not become a danger to people using or working on a public road.

LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE OR INJURY RESULTING FROM SUCH HAZARDS WILL REST WITH THE OWNER/OCCUPIER.

Examples of hazards may be dead or dying trees, trees or hedges blocking footpaths, obscuring road signs and public lights or obscuring a view of the road ahead.

You are required to fell, cut, log, trim or remove such trees and hedges.

Hedge cutting operations should, as far as possible, only be undertaken outside the critical nesting period of 1st March to 31st August.

Adequate signposting shall be provided and the City Council and Gardaí notified before works commence.

 

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE OBLIGATIONS IS AN OFFENCE LIABLE TO PROSECUTION.

 

Planning & Transportation,
Yeats College Annex, College Road, Galway.
Ph:
091-536400
Fax:
091-894357
Email
: roads@galwaycity.ie
www.galwaycity.ie

Caroline Phelan,
A/
Director of Services.