Fly-tipping could force road closure in Solihull - The Solihull Observer

Fly-tipping could force road closure in Solihull

Solihull Editorial 12th Mar, 2020 Updated: 12th Mar, 2020   0

A ROAD in Solihull could be closed after flytippers caused the borough over £5000 in clean-up costs.

Marsh Lane, in Hampton-in-Arden, would be gated under council plans.

Officers are concerned about anti-social behaviour and flytipping.

They say ‘the secluded nature of Marsh Lane has attracted frequent problems of anti-social behaviour, fly-tipping and other forms of environmental crime.’

The lane runs for a quarter of a mile from Hampton-in-Arden to Bradnocks Marsh.

In a report to councillors, highways officer Paul Tovey said: “Nearby land owners and utility companies would require access for themselves and the emergency services.

“The design of the gate would be such that it affords access for cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders.

“The success of this option would very much rely on the co-operation of those having access to the gate to ensure it remains closed at all times.

“Estimated costs to introduce the Traffic Regulation Order and associated gates are expected to be in the region of £5,000.”

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