Proxford and Hore Down Cross

My query relates to the unclassified road between Prixford and Hore Down Cross, North Devon, specifically co-ordinates 51.148918, -4.089242.

1) A copy of your current road maintenance policy relating to that road. Please send me the full policy, but this should include details of the intended frequency of road safety inspections, how these inspections should be conducted and the maximum time between identification of a defect and repairs being carried out.

A copy of the Devon County Council Highway Safety Manual which contains infomation about inspections can be found online at: Highway Safety Manual

This applies to all highways in Devon and in relation to this road, we can confirm that it varies and with reference to the manual between Springfield Road to Bridge House, Wigley Cross to Bridge House it is a Category 7 Collector Road, inspected 6 monthly.

In other parts, namely Gipsy Corner to Wigley Cross, Metcombe Cross to Gipsy Corner, Burland Cross to Gipsy Corner and Hore Down Gate to Burland Crossand on other parts it is a Category 8 Minor Collector Road inspected annually.

2) A copy of the road repair history for that road over the past year. Again, please send me the full road repair history, but this should include: – dates of all safety inspections between 06/01/2020 ‘ 02/03/2020 – details of how safety inspections were undertaken (walked or driven, speed of inspection vehicle etc) – details of all carriageway defects identified, with description, date and time – details of how the authority handled these defects, what repairs were undertaken and the time between the identification of each defect and a repair being carried out.

A copy of the inspection and repair history record can be seen via the link below:

Inspection and repair records

In relation to the time period requested, we can confirm that in the Category 8 part described above, this has not yet been inspected in 2020.  In the Category 7 part describe above, this was inspected on the 5 March 2020.