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Dangerous construction on road

Reported anonymously at 10:56, Monday 10 August 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council and Vale of White Horse District Council less than a minute later

Hi. Kennington Road, Radley - Redrow Development at Pebble Hill. At the Northern entrance to the development (by Show House) the Redrow have built and entrance. Part of this involves a kerbed area which appears to extend between 0.5 and 1 metre into the roadway. The effect of this is that cyclists are forced to move out to avoid hitting it and I have seen several near misses where cyclists have nearly been hit. The area they have built is significantly narrower than the main roadway. I spoke to planners and they said I should contact you as it is subject to a section 278 agreement. If the construction is compliant then the approach road must be narrowed to prevent injury or death. It can't be right that the contractor has a right to narrow the road like this. Even before the current gas works were started the road was considerably wider than the constructed entrance. Obviously someone else also thinks this is dangerous as they have now put a cone on the obstructing kerb. As an aside, this road need to be as wide as possible as it is a main cycle route and is well used by cyclists.

Council ref: ENQ20873171

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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 10:57, Monday 10 August 2020

  • We are aware of this issue and works are to recommence on Monday 17th August, to complete all outstanding items for this development. This will include the correct positioning of this kerb-line, which was previously installed incorrectly.

    Kind regards

    Road Agreements Team

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:32, Tuesday 11 August 2020

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