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What exactly do you wish to ask in relation to the letter?
Thanks for the clarification and my apologies for the delayed response. For some reason I did not realize that you had responded.
Who is legally responsible is usually stated in the property’s deeds. This should reflect who has any easement rights over the property and whose responsibility it is to effect repairs. You haven’t said whether you have in fact had a look at the deeds personally. You may obtain a copy here:
Having examined the deeds, both you and your neighbours will be able to determine whether the claims by the council is baseless.
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This is a very difficult one. With the absence of this information on the deed, it would be very difficult to say who the owners are and who would be responsible for maintaining. That is, whether it would be the council, the owners or the developers.
The council cannot say unequivocally that they are not responsible and that you the owners are. i suspect this may only be settled via legal action with court deciding who is responsible.