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Bridleway gate out of repair

Reported via mobile in the Gate - Damaged/ Missing category anonymously at 10:32, Thursday 14 October 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3061851.

This gate is out of repair - probably needs replacing. No latch or handle etc and at the time of visiting was overgrown making the access narrow. This exits onto the busy Sandy lane on a bit of a blind bend so visibility to on coming traffic coming down the hill is limited. It would also benefit from vegetation being cleared around the entrance on road side to give a clearer view for drivers etc and make crossing the road safer to walkers, cyclists and horse riders etc. As the land has been allocated for building - perhaps a gap of appropriate width, rather than a gate, may be a better alternative going forward?

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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 Highways at 10:33, Thursday 14 October 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry. This bridleway was inspected on 14/10/21. Telephone conversation undertaken with customer. At the time of this inspection the overhanging vegetation around the gate was cut back. Northamptonshire Highways will continue to monitor the existing gate on this route. However, this bridleway is currently on land due to be developed as part of an ongoing planning application which is in consultation with West Northants Council.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 16:06, Thursday 14 October 2021

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