Residents’ anger at potholed Doncaster road

Morley Place in Conisbrough is in a terrible state with a number of large potholes.
Morley Place in Conisbrough is in a terrible state with a number of large potholes.
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Angry residents living on one of Doncaster’s most pot-holed roads have been told the council has no plans to ever repair it.

Locals living on Morley Place in Conisbrough say they have to negotiate dozens of sunken holes on their rutted street every time they leave their homes.

But because the road is unadopted, the council has no obligation to repair it.

Doncaster Council said its workers had filled in more than 3,000 pot holes in the last year but it has no plans to help Morley Place residents with their uneven highway.

Residents would have to foot the bill themselves - and say it could cost as much as £20,000 to have it re-surfaced.

Householder Susan Bright, who sent a picture to The Star, said: “I have lived on Morley Place for 40 years. Should we have to put up with the dangerous state of this road in the year 2014?”

Andre Hulse who also lives in the street said: “One of the residents had a quote for £20,000 to do the road, which people don’t want to pay.

“We have written to the council many times but they never do anything about it because it isn’t under their ownership.”

Doncaster Council said workers filled in 3,250 pot holes in the 12 months to February 2014.

A spokesperson for the authority told The Star: “It is not the authority’s responsibility to repair and it is up to residents to keep maintained it if they wish to do so.”