FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

15 August 2018

My house backs on to the Bishops Stortford high school, and Thorley Hill primary school. There is a strip of land between the schools with a path lined by trees, used by the schools but in the past both have denied being responsible for the trees, (as has the highways agency) although the last plans to build houses there showed a road along that area so someone must own it. The trees are very overgrown over our garden, and I want to find who owns the trees so we can get them cut back are you able to tell me who is responsible for that land please? 

East Herts Council Response

15 August 2018

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

What information we have through our mapping software indicates the land could be the responsibility of Hertfordshire County council although this data may not be accurate.

A definitive answer could be obtained via the land registry.


If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.


Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Telephone 01625 545 700


It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.


Thank you for your request.