Residents of a Frank Hall Homes subdivision in Newlands have one less way to get to the main road now that the owner of an adjoining subdivision has blocked their second egress with two large boulders.
Registrar of Lands Sophia Williams said the landowner of Saddlewood Estates has the right to prevent access to the road connecting with the Frank Hall Homes subdivision.
“Generally speaking, if a landowner owns the parcel of land which has a road constructed thereon and it is a private parcel/road, he is at liberty to prevent access to the road,” Ms. Williams said, adding that residents of the Frank Hall Homes subdivision desiring access could try to negotiate an easement with the landowner.
Edward Howard, managing director of the National Roads Authority, said it appeared the developers of Saddlewood Estates blocked the road to cut down on speeding and increased traffic volumes from motorists from the Frank Hall subdivision cutting through the new estate.
The developer of Saddlewood Estates said he had no comment on the situation.
Registrar of Lands Sophia Williams said the landowner of Saddlewood Estates has the right to prevent access to the road connecting the Frank Hall Homes subdivision.