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Posted By: CWattersI'd ask them for the dimensions of visibility splays for a private driveway onto an unclassified road with a speed limit of 40mph and 60mph. The answer will be something like..60mph = 2.4m x 215m40mph = 2.4m x 150mbut the long dimension can vary.So you will need to be able to see 215 meters in one direction and 150m in the other as per a diagram like this
Posted By: fostertomDevon CC has thishttp://www.devon.gov.uk/index/environmentplanning/planning-system/planning_publications/planningform/highwaysdesignguide.htm" >http://www.devon.gov.uk/index/environmentplanning/planning-system/planning_publications/planningform/highwaysdesignguide.htmfor residential and commercial estates, incl. estate entrance from various kinds of highway. Doesn't your CC have similar?
Posted By: CWattersIf you're trying to stop a development then be aware that only valid planning reasons will be considered. Find out what a valid reason is. Loss of a view for example isn't nor is "it will devalue my house".
Posted By: martintSorry for resurrecting an old thread.When we bought our current house 10 years ago we experienced this issue when we proposed to demolish and build 2 houses on the plot. In the end we decided to modernise the existing house. However, we now find ourselves in a situation that neighbours are parking on road and pavement outside the house, in a 40mph limit, completely restricting our visibility of approaching traffic, which has led to a few scary situations. (Many cars travel in excess of 40mph) Council and police advise that they are powerless to do anything. Had I gone ahead with the original project I would have spent a considerable amount on 'splays', but still not have been able to do anything. So pointless - even if I own the frontage, I can't stop people parking there.Or have I got an argument to make based on these planning rules?
Posted By: Jontiblocking right of way
Posted By: djhI don't think the right of way is blocked, since there's presumably a space alongside wide enough to drive at least one car past!
Posted By: RobinBPosted By: djhI don't think the right of way is blocked, since there's presumably a space alongside wide enough to drive at least one car past!but the person with the twin buggy on the pavement needs to get past too.
And The Highway Code (paragraph) 217 instructs drivers not to park their vehicle or trailer on the road where it would endanger, inconvenience or obstruct pedestrians or road users;
Posted By: JontiI meant the footpath. Footpaths are 'rights of way' (as is the road) and it is an offence to obstruct footpath users.
Posted By: JontiJust because it is not something that is not going to be prosecuted under criminal law does not mean you will not be prosecuted if your careless parking leads to endangering someone or being injured.
Posted By: windy lambOne day his foot slipped off the clutch to his ride on mower - nasty big dent no insurance no dear
Posted By: JontiIf you use your car in a way that endangers other people then this is an offence. Try driving past your local police station on the pavement when a bobby is outside and see what happens if you are sure it is allowed
Posted By: djhAs I said right at the beginning, it is an offence to drive on the pavement, and that is what you can be done for if you park on the pavement.Again, please supply details of the offences you claim exist and were prosecuted.
Posted By: JontiPosted By: djhAs I said right at the beginning, it is an offence to drive on the pavement, and that is what you can be done for if you park on the pavement.Again, please supply details of the offences you claim exist and were prosecuted.djh,as you would have to drive on the pavement to park I think you have answered your own question with one example.Jonti
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