The long running saga of the adoption of the roads and footpaths on the residential development at St Oswald’s Park continues.
At the county council meeting in June, local Cllr. Jeremy Hilton (Lib Dem – Kingsholm & Wotton) asked the cabinet member what was causing the delay in the adoptions.
The council said the failure of the developers to enter a section 38 highways adoption agreement when construction took place, was a cause.
The cabinet member Nigel Moor said there were several significant issues that would require resolution before the roads could be adopted.
He said: “Issues needing resolution are the adoption of the intervening private streets, submission of a vesting certificate for the sewers, submission of a stage 3 road safety audit and designers response report, submission of the health & safety file and resolution of on-street parking that is causing an obstruction.
“Until the developer decides to address these issues it would not be in the public interest for the council to adopt roads.”
Jeremy Hilton said: “The housing development is now complete and the roads and footpaths need to be formally adopted by the county council. There are issues with inappropriate parking in places that cannot properly be dealt with until to roads are adopted.
“I have written to Persimmon to seek their comments on the cabinet member’s response. They have asked that I call a meeting with key stakeholders. I have written to Persimmon, Hammerson and the county council to invite them to a meeting to get this process moving forward.”