West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has received confirmation from Lancashire County Council that they have issued enforcement notice to a landowner in Aughton about overgrown hedges.
Following reports of the overgrown hedges on the footpath along Moss Delph Lane and Liverpool Road, MP Rosie raised concerns with the environment and transport director at LCC highlighting the danger they were posing to pedestrians.
LCC have responded to MP Rosie confirming they inspected the area and subsequently instructed the landowner to cut these hedges back to their boundary line within 14 days.
West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper said:
“I am pleased that Lancashire County Council have reacted to the concerns residents have raised about the overgrown hedges on Moss Delph Lane with the path regularly used by children walking and cycling to schools nearby.
“The hedging encroaching so much onto the small pavement, it was forcing pedestrians onto the highway at a busy junction with the A59.
“LCC have confirmed they have issued the enforcement notice to the property owner for them to cut back the hedges and if there is no response they can undertake the work themselves and recharge the costs to the landowner.”