Tuesday, April 24, 2007

12 * 0.5 = less than 3.8!

The roadway adjacent to my property has been constructed some 500 millimetres (0.5 metres) higher than the existing land level. The Council assert that they can now construct a ramp with a gradient of 1 in 12 to overcome the height differential. Using simple maths that would require 6 metres of land (12 * 0.5 = 6) on which to accommodate a ramp!

However, there is less than 3.8 metres of land on which to construct a ramp, so how can the Council construct a 1 in 12 ramp to overcome a land differential of 0.5 metres in less that 3.8 metres? Easy, they just say they can do it and the Ombudsman appears to accept it.

I wonder how long I have to wait before the penny drops and the Ombudsman finally realises that the reason why the Council haven't done it over the last 6 years is because it's impossible!

Or has the penny dropped and that's the reason why the Ombudsman is now suggesting that my land is only worth £20 per square metre?

See posting below.

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