Highway maintenance – Potholes and claims

I am sending this request under the Freedom of Information Act to ask for the following information:

1.) How many potholes on CARRIAGEWAYS are you currently aware of in your jurisdiction?

We can confirm that, as of 10th September 2018, we were aware of 1525 pothole reports. However, this is the number of open reports and not actual potholes as some of these will be duplicate reports and other reports will be found to be not actionable under the highway safety policy.

A copy of this policy can be found online at: https://new.devon.gov.uk/roadsandtransport/maintaining-roads/highways-safety-inspections/

2.) How many claims have been made against the council for CARRAGEWAY pothole damage to CARS in the year long period: July 2017 ‘ June 2018 (both months inclusive)? (in numbers, not monetary amount)

842

3.) How many claims have been paid out by the council for CARRAGEWAY pothole damage to CARS in the year long period: July 2017 ‘ June 2018 (both months inclusive)? (in numbers, not monetary amount)

142