FOI Request - Road Status - Fife Avenue, Keith

Request 101000324141

Ascertain why Fife Street pavement is gritted and Fife Avenue is not - December 2014

Can you confirm that the roads within the Fife Avenue development are currently on a 12 month maintenance prior to formal adoption of the roads taking place by Moray Council in March 2015, at the end of the 12 month maintenance period.  Can you assure that full liaison has taken place between Kirkwood Homes and the Moray Council and fully adhered to the RCC process.

I seek all documentation to confirm that the above information is factually correct in all respects.

Additionally, is there an agreement with the Moray Council to maintain grassed areas and other common areas in the Fife Avenue development?  I request sight of documentation relating to correspondence between Kirkwood Homes and the Moray Council regarding the maintenance of grassed areas and other areas of common ground not specifically in the care of house-holders under their deeds of title such that the council has decided that it will not now be prepared to maintain these areas.  Responsibility for the maintenance of the open space and communal landscaped areas would revert to the householders as defined by the deed of conditions.  I seek evidence that any such correspondence exists between Kirkwood Homes and the Moray Council with regard to maintenance of communal areas.

Response 05-03-2015

1. The Moray Council can confirm that the roads within the Fife Avenue development are currently on a 12 month maintenance period that commenced on 12 March 2014.  A final inspection will be carried out prior to the maintenance period expiring to determine if any snagging works are required before the road is formally adopted onto the List of Public Roads.  This was confirmed in a letter to Kirkwood Homes dated 12 March 2014 and by e-mail dated 20 January 2015 (both attached).  Please see Q2 below which confirms that condition 31 of the RCC leaves the developer responsible for winter treatment until adoption

2. Fife Street or the B9014 is a public road.   The footways on this road are priority 3 for winter treatment as per the winter maintenance policy, available here:   http://www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/page_42376.html.  Fife Avenue is not yet adopted by the Council therefore the developer remains responsible for winter treatment, which is set out in the Road Construction Consent (RCC) document.

3. There is no agreement with the Moray Council to maintain grassed areas and other common areas in the Fife Avenue development nor has a search found any relevant correspondence. 

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