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Bottom Lane Seer Green (South end)

Reported via desktop in the Ditch issue category by Tom Lomax at 15:30, Saturday 2 March 2024

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5658009.

The ditch along the side if this road (west side of the road) has become blocked - this leads to excessive flooding of across the carriageway in heavy rain -making this impassable for some and vehicles having to use the middle of the carriageway. Oncoming traffic may cause risk to life. surface water covers potholes extreme danger for cyclists and pedestrians.

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Updates

  • We know that an important part of any road network is the drainage system which is designed to carry water away from the road surface. As a general rule ditches along the side of the road are the responsibility of whoever owns the land on which they are situated, they should maintain and keep the ditch capable of carrying water away from the road.

    The Highway Officer will carry out an inspection within 10 days and if it is the responsibility of Buckinghamshire Council and work is required, we will raise and order and have the work done.

    If the responsibility is with the landowner, we will not use taxpayers money to carry out the work, we will write to the land owner and request they carry out the necessary work on their land.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 15:30, Saturday 2 March 2024

  • Update

    The Highway Officer has attended the site and carried an inspection based on your report.

    We assess repairs in accordance with our Highways Safety Inspection Policy. This allows us to prioritise the most serious repairs to be completed urgently, with more minor defects such as this one being planned to be completed within 6-8 weeks.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 13:33, Monday 4 March 2024

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