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Drain incapable of dealing with even small amounts surface water caused by rainfall.

Reported in the Blocked drain category by Paul Williams at 20:50, Monday 15 June 2020

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

The drain where Brindle Lane meets Forty Green Road is incapable of dealing with even small amounts of surface water. The water accumulates to a depth of 10cm covering the complete width of the road on a very dangerous bend. Forty Green Road is used as a “rat run” by motorists to avoid Beaconsfield new town, so is busy and therefore dangerous. Vehicles coming from the direction of the Royal Standard drive on the right hand side of the road to avoid this hazard forcing them into the path of vehicles coming from the direction of Penn Road, eventually there will be serious accident on this blind corner. For us residents turning left out of Brindle Lane we are similarly forced to move to the wrong side of the road to avoid the flood. The flooding occurs after any rainfall and is particularly deep after heavy or persistent rain, Bucks CC must accept responsibility and acknowledge that failure to address the underlying defect of the drain will render them liable to action if or should I say when an accident occurs. I look forward to hearing what action will be taken and the timeframe in which the remedial action will be taken. Paul Williams Eaton House, Brindle Lane, Forty Green.

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    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 20:50, Monday 15 June 2020

  • Thank you for your report.

    We have recorded it and will consider it when we are planning future works in the area. Please note we work on a priority based risk matrix in line with our Highway Inspection Policy and therefore programme times can change due to priority based working.
    Our Highways Inspection Policy can be accessed via the link below;
    www.buckscc.gov.uk/highwaysinspectionpolicy
    Regards
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 08:59, Thursday 18 June 2020

  • Between reporting the flooding and this update the road has had a dressing of loose chippings applied. Surely addressing the drainage problem which has been getting progressively worse over the 5 years and may need major drainage work would have been better conducted before applying a new top dressing to the road! The flooding is still happening after every heavy downpour. I look forward to discussing how this will be addressed with your engineers, let me know if you wish to have my contact details.

    Posted by Paul Williams at 21:55, Monday 13 July 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 18:16, Tuesday 11 August 2020

  • State changed to: Open

    Updated by Buckinghamshire Council at 11:12, Wednesday 2 September 2020

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