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Dear East Sussex County Council,

Under the general requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would be grateful if you would provide the following information in relation to Homestall Road, East Grinstead, and in particular the section between Shovelstrode Lane and Great Water Farm.

Please can you provide the following:

Dates of all safety inspections undertaken on the carriageway in the two years preceding 17th January 2014 (the date of the incident).

Details of all carriageway defects identified during safety
inspections in the two years preceding 17th January 2014

Details of how carriageway safety inspections are undertaken,including whether walked or driven, the speed of the inspection vehicle and the number of persons in the vehicle.

The intended frequency of carriageway safety inspections.

Details of all complaints and/or enquiries relating to the
carriageway, received in the two years preceding 17th January 2014

The hierarchy classification.

The road/section number.

The defect intervention criteria adopted in relation to the
identification of all categories of carriageway potholes

The time period(s) adopted between identification and repair
(temporary and permanent) of all categories of carriageway defects.

Whether or not the authority has formally adopted all or part of the standards contained within the national code of practice for highways maintenance management.

Yours faithfully,

sam jennings

Freedom of Information, East Sussex County Council

 

 

 

Dear Mr Jennings

 

EIR Request ref:  3407 / Jennings / Safety Inspections - Homestall Road,
East Grinstead,

 

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was received on 23/1/2014 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the
Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

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Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Jeremy Coleman

Customer Information Adviser

East Sussex County Council

Communities Economy and Transport Directorate

C3F, County Hall

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Lewes

East Sussex BN7 1UE

 

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Dear Mr Jennings

 

EIR Request ref:  3407 / Jennings / Safety Inspections - Homestall Road,
East Grinstead

 

Thank you for your request for information about the above, which has been
dealt with under the terms of the Environmental Information Regulations
2004. Your request and our response are set out below.

 

Request:

 

 1. Dates of all safety inspections undertaken on the carriageway in the
two years preceding 17th January 2014 (the date of the incident).

 

 2. Details of all carriageway defects identified during safety
inspections in the two years preceding 17th January 2014.

 

 3. Details of how carriageway safety inspections are undertaken,including
whether walked or driven, the speed of the inspection vehicle and the
number of persons in the vehicle.

 

 4. The intended frequency of carriageway safety inspections.

 

 5. Details of all complaints and/or enquiries relating to the
carriageway, received in the two years preceding 17th January 2014.

 

 6. The hierarchy classification.

 

 7. The road/section number.

 

 8. The defect intervention criteria adopted in relation to the
identification of all categories of carriageway potholes.

 

 9. The time period(s) adopted between identification and repair
(temporary and permanent) of all categories of carriageway defects.

 

10. Whether or not the authority has formally adopted all or part of the
standards contained within the national code of practice for highways
maintenance management.

 
Response:

 

 1. Attached.

 

 2. Attached.

 

 3. 6 Monthly Driven, 1 person.

 

 4. See page 30 of attached TAAMPD document.

 

 5. Attached.

 

 6. See page 8 of attached TAAMPD document.

 

 7. Homestall Road, C250 Section 20.

 

 8. See page 44 of attached TAAMPD document.

 

 9. See page 42 of attached TAAMPD document.

 

10. Yes.

 

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

Customer Information Officer

 

East Sussex County Council

Communities, Economy and Transport Directorate

W1D, County Hall

St Anne’s Crescent

Lewes

East Sussex BN7 1UE

 

Phone: 01273 482913
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