Troublesome trees which loom over Newmarket Road in Norwich could be cut over fears they could fall and hit vehicles and pedestrians.

The low-hanging branches which emanate from Montpellier House, in Judges Walk, have been known to strike tall vehicles as they pass underneath.

But now the owners of the four-bedroom home - which has been listed for sale for £1.3m - have applied to have them cut back over worries they will fall.

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In a planning application submitted to Norwich City Council by the home's owner, former Norwich City goalkeeper Scott Howie, it is said that a similar tree at another home had fallen recently in heavy rain.

He said: "The branch is in danger of falling in adverse weather or in collision with a tall vehicle.

"A similarly positioned branch fell after heavy rain.

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"The proposed branch is long and grows horizontally and downwards. There are some dead limbs on the branch."

Mr Howie said that following the incident, the county council's highways department had recommended that he removed the branches overhanging the road.

It is hoped a decision on the trees will be made by August 15.