Pledge to sort out problems on road

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A ‘historical anomaly’ has been blamed for leaving a housing estate out of a scheme to improve Sheffield’s roads.

Sheffield Council has promised swift action for residents of Newgate Close, High Green, who do not qualify for road replacement or pavement works as it is unadopted.

The pledge came as resident Joan Ashton, aged 75, delivered a petition to the council.

She said: “Residents are upset and angry. This land was built by the parish and Sheffield Council.”

Due to an oversight from previous owners, the road, which is home to a large number of elderly people and social housing, was never formally adopted, meaning it is not eligible for a slice of the Streets Ahead budget.

Coun Jack Scott, cabinet member for environment, has written to the Government to ask for additional funding for roads in the area.

In the meantime, cash from other budgets will be used to replace street lights.

He said: “This is an historical anomaly we are trying to sort out.”