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Footpath o/s 303 Heath Road, LU7 3AX

Reported via desktop in the Pavement and Cycle path category anonymously at 14:51, Wed 21 July 2021

Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 359577.

During 2020 the width of the footpath on Heath Road was increased. Since the completion of the work my drive has suffered significant flooding during either prolonged light rainfall all the way up to heavy rainfall. The increase in the surface area of the path, the non existent lip on the curb and the altered slope on the path have all lead to an increase of rain water flowing onto my drive, which exceeds the capacity of my soak away. Prior to the alterations to the footpath my drive suffered only minor flooding during very heavy rainfall. I haven't previously reported it to the council as I spoke with workmen outside my address who stated they were aware of the issues and work would be undertaken to remedy it. Unfortunately no work has occurred and the flooding on my drive continues. It has now led to a clear erosion mark on my drive and a damp mark on the first course of brick on my house around the flooding area. There is currently significant work by Anglian water outside my property and maybe during the road closure work could be undertaken to remedy the issues. Please can someone contact me to discuss.

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  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Central Bedfordshire Council at 14:51, Wed 21 July 2021

  • Anglian water are currently working outside this property, the work that is being completed has created subsidence in the residents property (driveway) he has serious concerns as he feels the soak a way that is fitted is not designed to handle the amount of water that is being accumalated. Advised i would email area team to inspect the situation.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 09:29, Tue 3 August 2021

  • Please can the resident provide pictures in we conditions to enable review. Site has been operational for one year.
    AW currently working on the site, once completed we will inspect kerb heigt at access but fall on footway is believed to be adeqate. Cusotmer lives in a dip and footway has been profiled accoringly given the site to deter water accessing property.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 14:42, Tue 3 August 2021

  • Site will be inspected howver this can not take place until Anglian Water works have finished.

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 10:59, Fri 20 August 2021

  • Site insspected 14th Feb under heavy rain. Water does appear to be coming from highway and entering property boundary. CBC investigating solution at this time and will update in due course. Any rectification works, once solution found will be programmed for new financial year.

    Customer advised to request calims form.

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 13:47, Fri 25 February 2022

  • In addition to above update, spoke to resident on site on day of visit who acknowledged Anglian Water works carreid out recently has reduced amount of water entering drive.

    However revisit may be needed to the reinstatment carried out by Anglian Water and any works by CBC will also need to be after this.

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 13:51, Fri 25 February 2022

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