A giant tree that obscures the view from a pensioner’s home has been cut back but he still wants to see it felled.
West Norfolk Council agreed to remove some of the lower branches of the tree outside Patrick Curtis’s home in Gaskell Way, on the Reffley Estate, Gaywood, after hearing that they brushed against the bin lorry as it passed.
Mr Curtis said: “It is a partial solution but I still can’t accept the fact that nobody can say for certain where the roots of the tree are.
“They also haven’t taken away the branches that overhang my home.
“It seems to me the tree is the main priority not the people it is interfering with.”
Mr Curtis fears the trees roots may cause problems with the foundations of his home and is hoping Henry Bellingham, North West Norfolk’s MP, will help fight the case to have the tree removed.
Mr Curtis and his wife Renee have lived in their home since 1980 when it was built and the tree was planted by developers in the street outside.
A council spokesman said officers would look into the matter again.
She said: “The tree is healthy and clearly adds to the quality of the environment on the estate. There is no evidence that the tree is interfering with the foundations of Mr Curtis’ home.
“However, given the comments raised, the council’s tree officer will visit the site again on Monday to assess whether or not the council would like to see the tree retained going forward.”