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13 orchard road, seer green, bucks hp9 2xu

Reported via desktop in the Footpath / pavement problem category anonymously at 08:39, Wednesday 28 February 2024

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5642345.

I would like to bring to your attention that the owners of the above property, have constructed a metal fence enclosure on the grass verge outside their front boundary and up to the back edge of pavement. Not only does this look odd but I presume this is not their land to build on in the first place? Surely it is Bucks Council's land? They are currently turning their front garden into a parking area and this enclosure is part of their proposed works and has only just been constructed. Therefore I would suggest immediate action is taken to inform the owners of the property that this should be removed before further work is carried out. Could you please look into this for me please

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  • The report has been passed to the Highway Officer, who will carry out an inspection of the issue within 10 working days, emergency defects will be corrected or made safe at the time of the inspection, if reasonably practicable to do so. In this context, making safe may constitute displaying warning notices, coning‐off or fencing‐off to protect the public from the defect or other suitable action. If the inspection team cannot make safe the defect at the time of inspection, then they will instigate the relevant emergency call procedures to ensure appropriate resources are mobilised to make the defect safe.

    There may also be occasions when the issue reported will not be repaired as it has been classified as a minor defect and does not pose any risk to either the safety or the integrity of the highway, these are called minimum recording levels as specified in our Highways Safety Inspection Policy.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 08:39, Wednesday 28 February 2024

  • Update

    We have investigated the issue reported and found that it is on private land, we cannot use public money to resolve issues on private land, we can only use the power we do have under Section 154 (1) of the Highways Act 1980, to advise the owner/occupier of adjoining land they are required to carry out work on their land so as to remove the cause or likelihood of danger, obstruction or interference to the users of the Highway (footpath).

    In most cases the work is carried out very quickly by the owner/occupier, but in some instances this can be a lengthier process but be assured we will follow due process to ensure the work is carried out.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 13:33, Wednesday 27 March 2024

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