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Mud on the road from the Wakerley woods site

Reported in the Potholes / Highway Condition category anonymously at 20:49, Mon 2 December 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 2 minutes later. ref: 1872010.

The junction where the Wakerley woods Mick George site hits the A43 is terrible, the roads, verges are now covered in sand, the centre island is getting clogged up with sand and silt. When it rains hard it just runs out of the site and becomes a beach, last year during winter this area of the road became quite dangerous due to compacted frozen silt and sand.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 20:50, Mon 2 December 2019

  • Are Mick George above the law? Surely the planning for this site had clauses to manage the impact on the local area? The road debris is appalling and stretches for miles in each direction and not just mud, large rocks are common. The lay-by next to the Wakerley junction seems to have been taken over by Mick George and is now totally unusable by the general public. The bends between the Wakerley junction and Duddington are like a dirt track and the bend warning signs are no longer visible under the dirt. The volume of lorry traffic to and from the site is incredible and when following one of the Mick George lorries your windscreen and car get covered in mud. Will Mick George be paying for washer fluid and car washing? It is amazing how long this has been going on without redress. Extra half-hearted lorry washing is not the answer, this needs to be solved not paid lip service to. This is causing misery to the local environment and putting peoples lives at risk. Can some one please do something about it?!?

    Posted anonymously at 10:50, Fri 6 December 2019

  • Despite supposedly cleaning the vehicles before they leave site I have this morning followed a Mick George vehicle to Corby and it was near impossible vision as the wagon threw mud and muck at my car for the whole journey, I had to was the front lights to make them legal to drive. I travel this road every day and the run off at the junction and both sides of the road is appalling for several miles in each direction. This is a clear hazard with the risk of the surface acting like liquid sand and I doubt anyone could brake safely if needed.

    Posted anonymously at 08:39, Wed 18 December 2019

  • Mud on road from Mick George haulage from woods onto A43, extensive tracking of fine shots and mud slurry along highway, both directions North and South from junction. Road conditions slippy on corners north from junction, car slid to side at 50 mph. Wheel cleaning unit can be seen from road, but too close to junction to be effective? Needs to be at top of rise to give clean haul road for debris to drop off on Mick George's trackway, not on the highway? RTA waiting to happen. Plus any concern for NCC for silt pollution to watercourses and ecological health of the river? Mick George clearly disinterested in the local environment ....

    Posted anonymously at 16:45, Friday 3 January 2020

  • The road conditions are appalling as the quarry wagons join the A43.

    Posted anonymously at 15:58, Monday 6 January 2020

  • My concerns mirror all of the above. When is something going to be done about it? There is more quarry dirt and rocks on the road than ever before. As i use the road every day, twice a day I am having to clean my lights because of sooooo much mud on the road. I pay my road tax every year, so I believe you have a duty of care to get it sorted

    Posted anonymously at 11:45, Thursday 9 January 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry, this site has been visited by the community steward who has met the company supervisor, road sweeping and sign cleaning to be upgraded,highways to monitor

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 13:04, Tuesday 14 January 2020

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