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    • 3card
    • By 3card 8th Oct 19, 12:36 PM
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    Street lighting in an unadopted street
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    • 8th Oct 19, 12:36 PM
    Street lighting in an unadopted street 8th Oct 19 at 12:36 PM
    Hi All

    I am looking for some advice. If this is the wrong forum for this could i ask where to post it?

    I have lived in an unadopted cul-de-sac for 19 years and the houses have been built for 29 years.
    For all the time we have lived there the street lighting has been maintained by our local district council

    When the houses were built the footpaths in the close were never completed and were incorporated into the garden of the house the footpath should have been outside.
    This means the street lamp instead on being on the footpath would actually be in the front garden of any house.
    This has never been a problem until very recently.
    One of the houses has asked the council to remove the lamp post from his garden and the council asked the other residents. The general feeling was that whilst we have no problems with this being removed this would make the close very dark causing health and safety issues along with possible security problems so another would be required to replace it on a suitable verge literally 5 metres away from its current position

    We have now received a letter to say the lamp will be removed and not replaced as any other land would not be owned by the council.
    The residents are all very unhappy with this decision for the reasons above

    I know its an unadopted highway but bearing in mind the local authority have been maintaining the lighting for almost 30 years should they bear some responsibility for replacing the lamp port?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated
    Last edited by 3card; 04-11-2019 at 2:50 PM.
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    • Altarf
    • By Altarf 13th Oct 19, 5:16 PM
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    Apparently he doesnt want it on his property.
    Originally posted by 3card
    Sounds rather selfish given the serious health and safety issues you and the other residents are concerned about.

    Now that the council has said if the light is removed it won't be replaced then perhaps they might reconsider.

    And if they don't then everyone should ostracise them for their attitude.
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 13th Oct 19, 5:23 PM
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    Sounds rather selfish given the serious health and safety issues you and the other residents are concerned.
    Originally posted by Altarf
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    • Altarf
    • By Altarf 13th Oct 19, 5:57 PM
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    Health & Safety is workplace based.
    Originally posted by Barny1979
    Heath and safety issues are clearly not exclusive to the workplace, and god knows why you would think they are.

    Anyway I was using the same term the OP had used -

    The general feeling was that whilst we have no problems with this being removed this would make the close very dark causing health and safety issues along with possible security problems
    Originally posted by 3card
    • swingaloo
    • By swingaloo 13th Oct 19, 6:34 PM
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    Apparently he doesnt want it on his property.
    Originally posted by 3card
    But if it is really on the footpath (which you say has been incorporated into the gardens because they were never finished) then surely it is not on his property as far as the deeds would show.
    • 3card
    • By 3card 15th Oct 19, 8:43 PM
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    But if it is really on the footpath (which you say has been incorporated into the gardens because they were never finished) then surely it is not on his property as far as the deeds would show.
    Originally posted by swingaloo
    This is one of our main arguments.
    The last plan they sent to us showing the boundaries doesn't even have all the houses on the plans. They are insistent that this plan is correct which is obviously isn't

    Its very hard work dealing with someone that hasn't even been to visit to have a look at our complaints

    The chair of the county council have told the department we are dealing with to stop any further action until this is resolved

    I will keep you updated

    Thanks for all the constructive inputs
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