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Rights of way maintenance

The construction of a vehicle crossing by the highways department doesn't give the occupier of the premises any particular rights, except to drive across the footway to gain access to his/her property, the crossing itself is part of the public highway.

From the date that the council accepts the completed crossing, they will assume responsibility for its maintenance at no cost to the occupier, apart from any damage caused by illegal use by heavy vehicles, etc.

If you decide to go ahead with the construction you must remove the fence, wall or hedge within the property at the place where the crossing will be located before construction can take place.