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Newtons Crescent near to junction with Nesfield Drive

Reported via mobile in the Hedge/Tree Maintenance category anonymously at 20:25, Tue 21 December 2021

Sent to Cheshire East Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3193584.

Hedge is too wide and prevents pedestrians and others e.g. pushing prams / using mobility scooters to use that section of pavement. The hedge has been allowed to encroach over many years and needs to be cut back or even removed so that residents can use this as it was designed.

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  • Thank you for contacting Cheshire East Highways. We have logged your enquiry and passed it to a member of our team. We will assess your enquiry within 20 working days.

    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 20:25, Tue 21 December 2021

  • We deal with defects based on the level of immediate risk. We have assessed the issue and it does not present an immediate risk to highway users at this time. As the problem you have reported is not causing an immediate safety issue we will now look at the best long- term approach for this location. We keep all roads and highway assets safe through our routine inspections. If anything is identified as a risk during a future inspection, we will take action to deal with it as appropriate.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 10:53, Fri 28 January 2022

  • Thank you for investigating. Your response infers that this will only become a problem worthy of taking further if highway users are impacted.

    The Sustainable Travel and Transport policy (Policy C01) within the CEC Local Plan (pages 166 & 167) includes the objective:

    • Improve pedestrian facilities so that walking is attractive for shorter journeys including:

    • Supporting safe and secure access for mobility and visually impaired persons including mobility scooter users and parents with pushchairs;

    How does 'doing nothing' help achieve this?

    To be clear, I see CEC as being the people to facilitate resolution (funded by the owner of the property where the hedge is planted) not fund the cost themselves (as this effectively passes the cost back to the residents).

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 12:06, Fri 28 January 2022

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