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Can A Neighbour Block Cul De Sac From 8Am To 5Pm 5 Days
can a neighbour block cul de sac from 8am to 5pm 5 days, there is 15 residents and will be no access to drives or parking at all whild having a crane put on a new roof. Small village with very limited parking.
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I don't know what the law says but it pays to be tolerant in these circumstances as you never know when/if you or any of the other residents might need to do something which may block the road too.
We live in a cul de sac and have all been inconvenienced by various works going on at the houses here, but that's all it is, a bit of inconvenience for a short time.
CL is right in terms of a public highway. However, it is possible that your cul-de-sac has never been adopted by the highways department. I am really not sure of the legal position on that.
Do as CL says and check with your local Highways Department - although any sensible contractor will ensure that the appropriate permissions are in place before they go about blocking a road. I also doubt it will be consistently closed between 8 and 5 - although that is what any temporary closure order will say.
As irritating and inconvenient as it may be, do you really want to start a fight with your neighbour? These things have a nasty habit of escalating beyond 5 days' inconvenience into something that ends up going on for years with no resolution. These sort of disputes can then end up impacting on the saleability of properties since certain disagreements may have to be disclosed on sale.
You could get together with the other residents and make a friendly approach to the neighbour to have discussions with the contractor to try and mitigate the inconvenience.