restricted access

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A couple of friends are in the process of selling one and purchasing another gorgeous home in downtown Reading, near the Wendy House.  

There’s one slight hitch in the plan

In 1998 the local council placed an access  restriction on the to-be-purchased property.   Pedestrians and vehicles cannot access the house from …     …the public highway.   There is no other obvious route to the house.   The current resident ignores this restriction.    How can my friends get from the roadway to the house without breaking the law?   Without:

  • using a Vehicle:   A device or structure for transporting persons or things; a conveyance?
  • being a Pedestrian: A person traveling on foot; a walker?
  • accessing   the property from the  Road?
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6 bits of lovely banter on “restricted access”

  1. Karl writes:

    How about #4: picket the local council meetings and make a gigantic nuisance until the access restriction is removed? It would take longer but be more fun…

    What was the reason for the restriction in the first place? It sounds pretty stupid to me.

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  2. Jon writes:

    Rope swing.

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  3. :: Wendy :: writes:

    Jon, Yeah! like it, but is it a vehicle?

    Karl, I think there are two ways to get onto the property from the Road and that one of them might be disruptive to neighbours, however the restriction is ‘blanket’ rather than specifying one of 2

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  4. Kevin writes:

    a bridge, a shire horse or best of all: an elephant

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  5. zac writes:

    A bridge would be wonderful although may fall foul of all
    kinds of planning conundra of its own.

    Horses and elephants are rather grand but they might count as
    vehicles of a kind. They might also count as pedestrians
    since they walk with their feet.

    Perhaps fill the drive with water, dive off the public road
    and swim to the front door? No vehicles, no walking.

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  6. Oranjepan writes:

    Ah!
    I think it would probably be best to gain access through linguistic manipulation and get a legal opinion of the prepositions, but that probably wouldn’t be easiest or most fun.
    I quite like the idea of a rope swing onto a balcony, but a secret underground tunnel seems to work just as well for Batman. Maybe a cable car or monorail?
    How did the previous occupants managed it, or does this require a site visit with regular tea breaks?

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