Here is a recent video posted on youtube that perhaps gives a clue as to how Ramsden Road has been wrecked
It’s easy to see how those large lakes have formed so quickly (in 18 months) on the flat section when you watch how these vehicles drive through them. Kirklees Council will be spending a significant sum of taxpayers cash (they won’t tell PathWatch how much) to “repair” these potholes in April.
How deep does Kirklees have it’s corporate neck buried in the sand? Does it really believe that simply placing and rolling in sandstone will stand up to the kind of use shown in this video?
And lets remember here the councils recently declared aim to increase walking by 20% and to ensure Kirklees is a great place to walk in. Both pledges made in the very recent Climate Emergency Plan. Ramsden Road could lead the way here if only the council meant what it says.
The route could be motor traffic free,repaired and maintained to a bridleway standard and the surrounding damaged land given a chance to recover. Instead the council is enabling 4×4’s to continue the destruction of the one part of our environment it directly controls.