Yapham Road – A Great Example

Residents will have noticed the works that are taking place on Yapham Road. This is a great example of a resident, Ward Councillor and ERYC working together.

  • On Monday 8 January a resident contacted me to raise concerns about the blocked drains flooding their property.

  • On Wednesday 10 January the engineer informed the resident and myself:

“I conducted a site visit today to assess some of the issues and site arrangements and traffic management constraints.

I am happy to state that there is a drainage system in the footway to which this gully may attach. (ownership unknown) that I will further investigate tomorrow.

I have also spoken to the site foreman to extend his traffic lights site to allow me access tomorrow morning, where ERYC tankers will access clean and jet this system. (to confirm, prove and get running).

The gully outside your address is probably attached to this system and would not need other consideration or discussion with the on site builders for Bellway.

Just to clarify the current excavation is a permissible foul connection from the new estate and ERYC highways are not allowed to connect (new) surface water outfalls to these scenarios.  After 2008 YW give no permission for these, but allow old historic connections and renewal.

Please feel free to approach me on site from approx 7am if you have any further queries.”

  • 07.00 Thursday 11 January the engineer, resident, myself and other officers met on site.

The rest everyone has been able to witness.

How Much?

This work cost a considerable four figure sum.

Well done ERYC

I would like to thank and congratulate Mike Featherby, ERYC Head of Streetscene Services, and his talented officers, especially Steve, for such commendable and efficient service.

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