Just got this helpful reply from a Council Officer
Morris Homes, the developer of a nearby development, have recently laid a new sewer along a section of Middlewood Way in Marple. The works were carried out in agreement with the Council and as part of the reinstatement works, Morris Homes were required to resurface Middlewood to the same specification as the existing path (tarmac overlaid with chippings) so that it will blend in with the existing path. As is sometimes the case when roads and paths are surface dressed using chipping, excess chippings have been laid, which as you point out, makes the path difficult to use by cycles and prams / pushchairs. The Council's Clerk of Works has discussed this issue with Morris Homes with the view of getting the path (and car park) swept to remove the excess chippings and we hope that this work will be carried out as soon as possible (weather permitting). Following your e-mail, I will contact the site manager to highlight your concerns and request that the works are carried out as soon as possible.
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