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Broken Storm Drain

Reported via desktop in the Blocked Drain / Gully category anonymously at 08:53, Monday 19 February 2024

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 1 minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5597153.

This has been an ongoing issue that has got progressively worse over the years. The principal reason for the storm drain overflow is that a concrete lorry, delivering to the development at the bottom of the lane in Feb2020 crushed the storm drain that was next to the carriageway and which the developer simply covered the damage with hardcore and tarmac – photographic evidence is available. Numerous complaints have been raised by neighbours resulting in, at best, a sludge tanker clearing the drain inlet outside the bread Oven at Somenos clearing the build up of stormwater at that point until the next heavy rainfall when the whole issue stated again, and at worse the advice that Park Lane was an unadopted road so nothing could be done? The situation now is that in high rainwater the stormwater drain is backing up to and past Flagstones some 50+M from the original damage. Stormwater then leaks from manholes, and into surrounding ground causing potential damage to property footings. Thames Water have also attended in the past but their advice is that the area where the damage has occurred does not appear on their stormwater drain maps? Without the rebuilding of the crushed storm drain outside to of the development, the problem will continue and manifest each time there is heavy rainfall making the public path at the bottom of Park Lane impassable

Council ref: ENQ24992968

Asset ID: 290191976

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the relevant team for investigation.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 08:54, Monday 19 February 2024

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