Between a rock and a hard place

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. 

Blocked-Road

Boulders block access from the Frank Hall Homes subdivision to Saddlewood Estates in Newlands. – Photo: Jewel Levy

1 COMMENT

  1. The word is called Communication I do believe that a sensible agreement could have came out of this if there was good sit down communication between parties. In these times we have to try and live the best we can with each other, don’t just preach it but live it. Hope that the problem is resolved and every one is happy.

  2. When you get idiots abusing a priviledge (speeding through the subdivision) it ruins it for everyone. Tackle the idiots and everyone’s life is better, but you got to pick up the phone and report them, and keep reporting them. They aren’t going to stop by themselves. I’ve got my beat officer on speed dial, one of these days they will sort out the idiots on dirt bikes that I keep calling about, or they will end up with a statistic that throws out their numbers!

  3. To me it’s more likely that this is about separating the exclusivity of the Saddlewood development next door to them. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the road on the Saddlewood side removed and replace with strategically placed landscaping to block the view. You can’t blame the developer for want to protect his investment

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