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Footpath construction in progress (M.V Kelly). The kerb gutter edging stones have been removed from the junction of Mallard Way and Newlands Drive and have been substituted with cheaper tarmac. Please reinstate them immediately. The new housing and infrastructure is disruptive enough, without compromising the quality of existing infrastructure.

Reported in the Highway Schemes category by David Chapman at 07:29, Thursday 24 October 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 1 minute later

Our kerb edging stones have been removed and replaced with cheap nasty tarmac at the junction of Mallard Way and Newlands Drive in Grove. I photographed the entire length of Newlands Drive in 2013. The former (good) state of the junction kerbing, has been recorded and is on file. Thank you.

Council ref: ENQ19845869

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the relevant team for investigation.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 07:30, Thursday 24 October 2019

  • No. The issue has not been resolved to the satisfaction of local residents. The work is not to the same standard as the original construction (1978). Gutter edging stones have been replaced with tarmac so that tarmac goes right to the edge of the kerb stones. Presumably, this is a cheaper form of construction and enables the removed gutter edging stones to be reused in the pavement construction; offsetting some of the cost to M.V. Kelly. Persimmon and Charles Church really need the goodwill of existing residents to complete the Grove Airfield development to the satisfaction of all. They haven't made a good start.

    Posted by David Chapman at 10:24, Thursday 21 November 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Thank you for your report. This work has now been completed.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:23, Wednesday 27 November 2019

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