Residents and Waterside ward's Liberal Democrat Councillors are up in arms over the “completely careless” actions of the developers of the new Persimmon housing site at Knotts Drive and Knotts Mount, which is being called the Deerwood Park development.
In spite of complaints and promises made, the access roads of KnottsMount and Knotts Drive have been left coated in mud last week and this, and vehicles are causing a nuisance by being strewn all over these roads instead of going on to the site – including parking and driving on pavements.
Liberal Councillor Tony Greaves said: “Pendle’s Planning Manager Neil Watson emailed Persimmon yesterday to tell them that unless they keep the roads clean and comply with the conditions of the planning permission for all vehicles to go into the site, the Council will serve a breach of condition notice on Persimmon by the end of the week.”
Councillor Dorothy Lord said: “We went to look at all this at the end of last week, and things have just got worse since then. Residents must not have to put up with this. Persimmon bosses may not live here, but they made firm promises when they were trying to get planning permission. We expect them to keep to those promises.”
One resident who lives next to the site said: “They said the wheel wash was broken but this morning had a man washing all the frontage of the site office with a jet washer. We trail the mud onto our drive with the cars and also just getting us and the dogs across to the railway footpath for a walk is a trial. Happy days, not.”