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Removing obstructions from roads

It is an offence to obstruct the free passage of the highway. 

Obstructions are objects which have been unlawfully placed on or which overhang the highway.

Examples

  • Builders' skips
  • Scaffolding/hoardings
  • Builders' materials
  • Temporary works including traffic lights
  • Overhanging tree branches, hedges
  • Mud/debris on the road
  • Mixing concrete/mortar on the highway
  • Unauthorised vendors/traders
  • Encroachment of highway boundaries
  • Discharge of water onto the highway
  • Blocking rights of way
  • Plants and bushes
  • Illegal signs

To report obstructions on the highway or footpath use on online reporting tool.

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