Highways to see what can be done about road flooding

Google Map shows Brook House Lane, in Framfield, where there’s a problem with a water leak running down the road.

East Sussex Highways Department is to reinspect Brook House Lane, in Framfield, after reports of water pouring down the road for months.

Uckfield News readers say that about two thirds of the way down the lane on the right hand side water is coming up from beneath the surface and pouring down the road into woods by the Framfield fishing lakes.

Simon Foster says he has told South East Water about the problem three times but they claim it isn’t a leak and so they won’t do anything about it.

Spring

Liz Daddy says the water has been there for years: “I think it’s a spring or natural directed water route of water coming off the fields.

“It’s constantly causing the road to come up making pot holes and in the winter often freezes over making it dangerous. Highways are responsible along with the landowner.”

Liz says she reported it to East Sussex Highways last year but nothing has been done yet.

Reinspection

An East Sussex County Council spokesperson told Uckfield News: “We are aware of the water leak on Brook House Lane in Framfield and the damage to the road. The leak was investigated by our drainage team last year and nothing untoward found with the highway drainage network.

“It may be that this is simply ground water or a spring, but we will reinspect Brook House Lane to check that there are no further drainage issues, and to determine what road repairs are necessary.”

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