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Grass next to garages needs tarmacing

Reported in the Verges - Damaged by Vehicles category anonymously at 07:35, Tuesday 28 January 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 5 minutes later. ref: 1964645.

Insufficient parking spaces necessitates parking on grass next to garages in Test Green. If this was made into hard standing up to 4 cars could park there without churning up the mud

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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 07:40, Tuesday 28 January 2020

  • Any progress?

    Posted anonymously at 06:51, Tuesday 25 February 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry regarding a suggestion to put a hard surface on the grass verges for resident’s parking. From the location, it is likely that the grass area is the responsibility of Corby District Council is 01536 464000 or e-mail: Following technical advice based on the County Council’s network management policy, we would not consider placing any form of surface hardening i.e. course gravel, loose chippings, paving, concrete or tarmac, onto grass areas next to the highway. Highlighted by adverse weather conditions, careful consideration must be made into the effect of rainwater drainage. Roadside verges soak away water from the highway and by putting tarmac or any hard surface on a grass verge, will increase the possibility of rainwater flooding across roads and footways or into business properties. It also becomes expensive to install and maintain a hard surface, as footways that run adjacent to grass verges generally also have to be built up to stop flooding from happening and instead allow the rainwater to be diverted into a drain gully.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 14:12, Tuesday 25 February 2020

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