Of unsightly problem
Responding to shrub concerns
A Kent County Council spokesman said: “The majority of trees and shrubs next to the highway are owned by, or belong to, district councils, parish councils, housing associations or private homeowners.
“Unchecked growth means overhanging and overgrown trees and bushes can cause a danger to drivers, pedestrians and other road users.
“If vegetation on private land is causing a problem, we send a letter to the owner recommending they take action.
“There are legal steps we can take to make sure it happens, but this is a last resort. We will then recover the costs from the landowner.
“Where there are road safety concerns we aim to bring forward these maintenance visits.
“We are aware of the concerns of local residents on Park Farm and are currently carrying out shrub maintenance on a number of roads in the area.”