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Dangerous position of new field gate on blind bend on Pit Lane

Reported in the Objects in the road category anonymously at 20:26, Tuesday 22 September 2020

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2307396.

A new field gate has appeared in the last few weeks just by the chicane on Pit Lane. For traffic from the north they will not see the entrance until upon it. A 5m section of hedging has been removed and the gate is situated right in the RPZ of an ancient tree. An access road has been laid from the new gate into another field field, a distance of about 80m. It is laid in hardcore.

Apart from the dangerous position of the gate and the damage to the tree’s roots, surely this activity requires planning permission.

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  • Thank you for your report, it will be reviewed by the appropriate team.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Systems Team at 20:26, Tuesday 22 September 2020

  • We've looked into this report and are investigating the issue.
    We will update this report once we decide what action to take.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Systems Team at 10:10, Friday 9 October 2020

  • Hello, thank you for your report, we have been looking into this issue. Whilst this is not something that Highways Maintenance can comment on, the Planning team are investigating the installation of this gate. This report will now be closed as an internal referral, you may contact the Planning team on

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 10:56, Friday 9 October 2020

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.