Road and highway obstructions
Obstructions are objects which have been unlawfully placed on, or which overhang the highway. Such obstructions are given by examples below:
- Builders' skips
- 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
Encroachments are where ownership of areas of the highway has been unlawfully assumed.
If a person without lawful authority or excuse in any way wilfully obstructs the free passage along a highway, they are guilty of an offence. In such cases the Highway Authority has legal powers to enforce their removal.
Contact Highways and Transport
Highways and Transport
44 York Street
Telephone: 08456 122 660
Personal callers only by appointment please.