JRHT have placed a notice on their Facebook page regarding the City of York Council’s adoption of roads on Lotherington Quarter. The next stage is an inspection of the roads as they have been constructed. This requires digging of pits so that an inspector can see whether further works are required before the council will take responsibility for (adopt) the roads.
David Wilson Homes’ subcontractor Hughes Bros Ltd will be on site from week commencing 14 February (update: they’re now expected to start work in the week beginning 28 February*). They’ll start at the entrance to Lotherington Quarter (see image below). If we’re lucky, they’ll find not problems and move on to Seebohm. More likely, they’ll have to dig more pits, and will start by working their way around Lotherington Mews, then Lotherington Avenue. Residents will be informed in advance, and may be asked to move cars.
It is hoped that each trial pit can be completed in 2-3 days, and JRHT say they will do their utmost to keep residents informed and minimise disruption wherever possible.
Once Hughes Bros have finished on Lotherington Quarter, they’ll move on to Seebohm Quarter, and then Rowntree Quarter.
After the inspections, it’s possible that DWH will be required to carry out repairs before the roads are adopted.
For more details about all of this, please see JRHT’s notice on their Facebook page. You’ll find a contact address there if you need more information.
update: JRHT emailed to say they’re now expected to start work in the week beginning 28 February.