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.