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Public footpath flooded for approx 20 meters making it impassible in standard walking foot wear.

Reported in the Passage-Obstructed/Overgrown category anonymously at 14:20, Mon 9 December 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 5 minutes later. ref: 1880800.

The photograph attached was taken at 10.54am on Monday 9th December 2019. Path is clearly not drying out as NCC inspection posted on 3rd December 2019, original FixMyStreet ref 1853296. We have experienced moderate rainfall within the week since NCC inspection and the footpath is yet again impassible in regular walking footwear. This matter clearly needs more urgent investigation as the winter progresses. I would suggest the planning application, and subsequent goundworks, have contributed significantly to the problem. The ground level to the adjacent site has been levelled and raised, the dike between the footpath and site has been filled with out drainage piping. As a consequence the footpath is now retaining water as acting drainage ditch. The planning application reference is 19/00355FUL, there is no drawing supplied with this application showing a grid of existing and proposed levels. Only a landscaping drawing showing new planting along the boundary, show in application 19/01268 CND

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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 14:25, Mon 9 December 2019

  • The footpath is impassable on foot. There is definitely a problem here. Some residents of Kings Cliffe who normally walk through the woods this way are having to drive to Fineshade car park and pay a parking fee to access the woods. The path is a public right of way and needs sorting out. It has never flooded like this before.

    Posted by Kay Graves at 15:26, Mon 16 December 2019

  • This issue has been passed to our flood and water team, to investigate.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 10:55, Thu 19 December 2019

  • I tried to access King's Cliffe via the path to the old wood yard last weekend (28 Dec 19) and it is impossible to walk through the 30cms deep water in normal shoes. Please can something be done to sort out the drainage here as a matter of urgency. It is a public footpath, yet is currently impassable by foot, and I did not have my dinghy with me! Annabelle Holland

    Posted anonymously at 15:41, Saturday 4 January 2020

  • See photo of raised site levels.

    Posted anonymously at 14:42, Monday 6 January 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Following an on-site risk based assessment there is no action required at this time.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 10:01, Wednesday 5 February 2020

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