Obstruction of the Highway by street furniture

There has been instances whereby road users have been endangered by obstructions on the verge of the highway. The placement of posts, stones, wooden blocks etc impede road users when they need to take urgent action to avoid traffic.

Guidance from Norfolk County Council confirms that the verge forms part of the Highway and under the Highways Act, the Highway must not be obstructed, and must remain available for Highway users at all times.

In the event of accident and injury, and if the obstructions are deemed to be the cause, there is the possibility that legal action could be taken against the property owner to recover damages.

Norfolk County Council will investigate if complaints are received.

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