Major roads and footways on the Fernley Park housing estate off Eastbourne Road, Uckfield, have finally been adopted by East Sussex County Council three years after the estate was completed.
This means they will be maintained at public expense and all council services, not previously available, are now. This includes reporting of damaged roads and pavements, and abandoned and untaxed vehicles.
Fernley Park resident, Owen Hoy, has been dogged in battling to ensure all important areas on the development were brought up to the standard required by the county council prior to adoption.
He was delighted to hear the final certificate was issued by them on Friday, July 7, 2017.
He has worked continuously, since the collapse of a residents’ association, with Linden Homes, Pentland Estate Management and the council, reporting such issues as cracked roads and pavements, sinking manhole covers, overgrown trees and shrubbery, and more which arose on a daily basis.
He told Uckfield News that one area not covered by the adoption is the Fernley Park play area which has outstanding issues, such as damaged sleeper steps, broken play equipment, drainage and problems surrounding the sandpit area and the need for more fencing.
He said: “All of this is currently undergoing investigation by Linden Homes, which will include obtaining quotations for outstanding works and repair prior to eventually being handed over to the management company, Pentland Estate Management.”
He added he would continue to monitor progress.
Mr Hoy acknowledged the support of Wealden MP Nus Ghani and county councillor Chris Dowling through the process.