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Surface water issues damaging driveway

Reported via desktop in the Public Right of Way footpath category anonymously at 13:02, Monday 8 January 2024 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5413549.

Survey has been completed by surveyor and Thames Water regarding flooding on our driveway. This is believed to be caused by surface water running from the public footpath onto our property.

There appears to be no easy way to resolve this unless it can be diverted down the public path. If there are any blocked gullies along the path, please could be these be cleaned? If there are no gullies, please can this be discussed with us further directly to prevent further damage to our driveway. The flooding has now become so bad that it is washing the grit sand away from underneath the paving stones and they are become loose, damaging our driveway.

Asset ID: FP031

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  • Thank you for your report, this is now being investigated. Information on our services and the timeframes we aim to respond in can be found: fixservices

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 13:03, Monday 8 January 2024

  • We are continuing to investigate and working to resolve this report

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:50, Tuesday 12 March 2024

  • We have investigated the report issue and have made contact with the report originator and/or a subsequent commenter to outline further details. This report is now closed on FixMyStreet.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:24, Wednesday 8 May 2024

  • Bromley Council - Unfortunately there no practical way for LBB to control this situation. The footpath to rear of the property has not changed in any way and there is no intentional channelling of surface water towards this property. The effect of the very wet winter has produced run off that flows naturally to lower levels.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:31, Wednesday 8 May 2024

  • We have been told by the surveyor of our property before we purchased the house that it should be possible for the council to channel the water from the public footpath away from our property to stop continuing damage. We are fully aware that there is no intentional channeling towards our property and that it is natural, however as it is coming from council managed ground it needs to be rectified. We have been told by neighbours that this is not a new problem caused by this current winter, but has been an issue for many years, particularly since the new estate was built on the other side of the footpath. This is evident by the level of damage to our driveway, which was not caused by this past winter alone. The damage to our property continues to become worse every time it rains, and we have noticed that the garage also floods. When the water on the drive froze over, it became a significant health hazard as we slipped and fell numerous times, for water that shouldn't have been there in the first place.

    Posted anonymously at 12:16, Thursday 9 May 2024

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