Revised Notice of Intention to Close the Old A40

Gloucestershire County Council has re-issued the notice relating to the closed stretch of the Old A40.

Ref: CD/64320

Dear Sir/Madam

RE: Revised Notice of intention to close part of 3/332 Hangmans Stone to Countryside Museum from the junction with A429 to the junction with 3/146 Cheltenham Road to Fosseway – Hampnett/Northleach, Cotswold District.

I am writing to notify you that due to an administrative error made by the Council’s publications contractor, the above notice is being reissued. Please find attached intend to  notice in respect of the above road. The Local Highway Authority propose to make an Order under s15(2) of the Road Traffic Act 1984 to close the road from the 9 October 2017 and the Order will remain in force for as long as necessary to undertake repairs. The Order will be revoked on completion of the repairs.

Should you have any observations in respect of the above closure please can these be sent to Legalcorporatedivision@gloucestershire.gov.uk quoting ref CD/64320  no later than 6 October 2017. Please note any representations that may have been sent to the County Council in respect of the original notice are still valid and will be considered prior to the making of the Order. Any queries please contact 08000 514 514.

Kind regards,

Janet Smith
Senior Legal Advisor (Highways)
Legal Services
Gloucestershire County Council
Shire Hall, Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2TG

Old A40 Collapse, Ground Investigation Report

The Town Council has received the following update from Highways about the collapse at Prison Copse:

“A copy of the factual report summarising the results of the Ground Investigation undertaken earlier this year is attached. This report sets out the detail of the borehole logs obtained from site and the results of the samples tested in the laboratory.

The next stage is to relate the borehole results to the surrounding geology and local geological maps. This results in a ‘Geotechnical Interpretive Report’ (GIR), which is being compiled at present and will aid us in specifying and procuring the treatment required at the site. As part of this we will confirm which budget the works should be sourced from and in what year works will take place.

The Geotechnical team are currently focused on making sure the Geotechnical Remediation Scheme at Horsley is delivered. Once the team have the Horsley work underway they will turn their attention to the A40 slip report and we will send you a copy of it when it is completed.”

Old A40, Northleach – Notice of Temporary Road Closure

UPDATE 14/09/17 – This notice has been reissued with a new deadline of 6 October.

Please find attached and below a notice relating to the closed stretch of the Old A40. Should you wish to make any representations please contact Gloucestershire County Council direct by 14 September.

Kind regards,
Cat Crompton,

Clerk
Northleach with Eastington Town Council

Ref: CD/64320

Dear Sir/Madam

RE: Notice of intention to close part of 3/332 Hangmans Stone to Countryside Museum from the junction with A429 to the junction with 3/146 Cheltenham Road to Fosseway – Hampnett/Northleach, Cotswold District.

I am writing to notify you that the above road is still closed due to structural damage to a retaining wall as such the carriageway may be in danger of collapse. The Local Highway Authority propose to make an Order  under s15(2) of the Road Traffic Act 1984 to close the road from the 15 September 2017 and the Order will remain in force for as long as necessary to undertake repairs. The Order will be revoked on completion of the repairs.

I attach a copy of the Notice to this effect. Should you have any observations in respect of the above closure please can these be provided no later than 14 September 2017.

Kind regards
Carrie Denness

Principal Lawyer
Legal Services
Gloucestershire County Council
Shire Hall, Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2TG
Website: www.gloucestershire.gov.uk

Re-open the Old A40

Road-closed-sign-oldA40-220wThe old A40 runs between the A40 at Puesdown and the Old Prison at Northleach and has been well used by local people as an alternative route to Northleach and to villages such as Yanworth and Compton Abdale. It was closed in 2015 as a result of a wall collapsing and the ground subsiding.

Whilst we all understand that it takes time to investigate and remedy a situation, Paul Hodgkinson believes that enough is enough and that County Council highways bosses must now act and provide a timetable for the road to be re-opened.

Support Paul’s campaign to re-open the road. Add your name and details to the petition below and help us to help out pressure on Gloucestershire County Council and Highways to re-open the old A40 as quickly as possible.

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An Update About Closure of the Old A40

We have received an update from Gloucestershire Highways about the road closure at Prison Copse Wall behind the Old Prison, also known as the Old A40.

Further to approval at the Capital Programme Meeting this week, funds have been set aside to undertake a Ground Investigation along the site of the Prison Copse Wall this financial year. The Ground Investigation will be designed to clarify the failure mechanism at the site and help to confirm the type of solution best suited.

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