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Builder says no to pothole fix favour
BUILDINGS contractors, Pochins PLC, have declined to fix a potholed road that a Winsford Town Councillor is campaigning to have adopted by Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWaC).
Pochins were under no obligation to fix Bakers Lane in Winsford, which falls into a very small category of streets that are un-adopted by CWaC.
Un-adopted roads are not owned by the highways department, and maintenance costs must usually be met neighbouring residents.
Winsford Town Council (WTC) had written to Pochins to ask the company to repair the street as a gesture of goodwill, following their nearby housing development.
However, in an email to WTC, Pochins denied that it had been their vehicles that damaged the street.
Following the outcome, Winsford Town Clr Michael Burns said he would pursue his calls for CWaC to adopt the road.
He also wants a clause inserting into planning applications that demands any un-adopted roads damaged during developments must be repaired at a cost met by the developer.