One downside of a brand new house is that the access road to it may not have been adopted by the local council.
And as residents of the Balmossie Green development off the A92 opposite Panmurefield Village have found, if that road is on a hill, there may be no-one who has the legal responsibility to treat snow and ice on it.
During the run up to Christmas when conditions were particularly treacherous, some residents were simply unable to get their cars up the steep brae to their houses. It is reported that some have spun on the ice.
This story is about Balmossie Green, a Stewart Milne Homes development. You can read more about Stewart Milne in the forums.