Hi I have a question regarding a situation that I currently have. I brought a house and have a number of issues with the builder. One of the issues relates to a shared private drive with 6 other houses using the same common drive. This shared drive ultimately ends as the driveway up to my garage at the end of the shared drive. When I brought the house I was told that the builder would build a turning area on my property so that guests and myself can 3 point turn the cars around before returning down the shared private drive. I should mention that the shared private drive was part of a development and is one car wide. The builder did not finish the drive as was initially promised, so that I have to reverse my car approximately 100 metres passed all the other houses (or use their drive to turn around in - not popular though!). The shared private drive also has some shallow radius turns in it and is unlit. This makes it especially difficult for unfamiliar guests to judge at night. The development initially was refused by the local authority but was approved by the Department of Environment on appeal. When I quizzed the Local Authority highways department, they said that they would not have allowed such a poor design to be accepted. What I would like to know is in two parts: 1. Are there any statutory or planning requirements regarding an area for turning a vehicle around on a drive including minimum dimensions and maximum distances you can reverse a car etc, and 2. If the builder sticks to the their guns and won't now build the turning area (if there is sufficient room anyway?), can I hold someone responsible and take legal action against them for allowing a ridiculous design to be approved? I certainly would not have brought the property had I known that the builder would not create the promised turning area. I look forward to your comments and suggestions.