I recently commented on the proposals to close the lane at the rear of our property to allow building works to occur. The original rather drastic proposals were “watered down”, but it was still contemplated that there would be some closures. Well, those building works are now well advanced, and so far I haven’t noticed the lane being closed at all (although it’s of course possible that there have been short periods when it has been). Seems that the builder has arranged things pretty well.
All this confirms my impression that the desk jockeys at the Council are prone to heavy-handed over-regulation.