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Footpath (1) blocked and (2) disturbed surface

Reported via desktop in the Obstruction on road or pavement category anonymously at 20:10, Saturday 2 July 2022

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3642608.

Work on footpath at bottom of Jacob's Ladder no. 2 - end of Perfect View. I have used this footpath since 1981 and now a kerb is being built across the part that turns towards Rivers Road (currently fenced off - see photo); the other part has had a trench dug across it and roughly filled (photo). Crudely hand-written signs suggest resurfacing will be done and to 'find an alternative route'. Is this being done legally?

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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 20:10, Saturday 2 July 2022

  • Is it legal to simply dig up a public footpath to improve access to your property without planning permission ?

    Posted anonymously at 13:39, Monday 4 July 2022

  • The handwritten sign at the top of Jacob's Ladder No. 2: Resurfacing work starting on Thursday 30th at bottom of steps (3 days). Please find alternative route if possible. Still working today - Tuesday 5th July - footpath obstructed by fencing on one side and row of cones around trench other on side. Walkers told by workers to find another route. Is anything to be done about this?

    Posted anonymously at 20:09, Tuesday 5 July 2022

  • We have looked at this issue and included it in an existing programme of work.
    The report is now closed, further comments may not be monitored.

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by Systems Team at 11:00, Friday 8 July 2022

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