What standards do the Highways Dept work to?

Re: What standards do the Highways Dept work to?

Postby smileyman » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:49 pm

Mac your getting confused. It is safe now only in terms of applicable standards at the time which date back many years that did not require pedestrian splays. It is not up to and can not meet current standards. To allow any works on this drive which facilitates intensification and development is to knowingly allow a dangerous situation. There is a law of occupier (land owner) liability which amongst other things states a land owner must negate any known risks to passers by. And with regard to children you must exercise even greater care. Knowing the access if work is allowed would be substandard could well put us in a difficult situation. It is the person who has control to remove the danger who is accountable. We can but refuse as we are not minded to give up additional land which would be detrimental to the look of our property.
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Re: What standards do the Highways Dept work to?

Postby MacadamB53 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:05 pm

Hi smileyman,

It is safe now only in terms of applicable standards at the time which date back many years that did not require pedestrian splays. It is not up to and can not meet current standards.

best folk stop using it then...

Kind regards, Mac
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Re: What standards do the Highways Dept work to?

Postby smileyman » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:03 pm

Hi All,
After extensive research the facts are: The Highways Dept have no obligation to minimise risk but rather to maximize use for the many. This is why so many arbitary decisions can be found. If an applicant has the optimal land they will require the optimal (locally required) access in terms of width and splays. If there isn't the required optimal then it comes down to: has the applicants agent got a friend in planning or often simply pressure to get more applications approved. The whole system stinks of possible corruption.
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