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Smithy Cottage, Woore Road, Buerton.

Reported via mobile in the Gully/Drainage category anonymously at 17:31, Monday 22 May 2023

Sent to Cheshire East Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 4583983.

The existing road gullies on either side of the property, on our side of Woore Road, do not take away the highway drainage and it rises up and over the drive dropped kerb and discharges down the drive into a grating in the drive. Previous discussions with your representative on site confirmed that you did not take responsibility for the grating as it was on private land. The grating/gully does not appear to be connected to a drain and appears to act only as a soakaway. My concerns is that because the highway gullies are not dealing with the surface water, even in moderate rain fall, it is discharging onto our drive, with potential to result in flooding, should the soakaway not cope. In any event, it cannot be acceptable that highway water is allowed to discharge onto private domestic land in this way, and that its drainage system be reliant upon this solution. I have a video of the water running into the soakaway, but was unable to attach it. When you contact me, I will forward it to you. Kind regards, Michael Mould

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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.

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    Thank you for your patience.

    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 17:31, Monday 22 May 2023

  • We have assessed the issue and added it to our improvement programme for repair over the longer term. This means we are unlikely to do any improvement work here during the current financial year. Our programmes sometimes change if more funding becomes available. You should check our website for any updates. You can find details of the work planned for this location and where it currently sits on the programme through our website: road-repair-programme

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 09:27, Monday 10 July 2023

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