22nd Nov, 2017

Angry residents say articulated lorries are using their small cul-de-sac to access building site

Laura Kearns 13th Nov, 2017

ANGRY residents are demanding action to stop articulated lorries using their small cul-de-sac to access a building site.

Barford residents say the huge lorries are mounting the kerb and blocking the road outside their homes on Bremridge Close in a bid to reach a housing development of 63 homes currently being built between Wellesbourne Road and the A429 Barford bypass.

When the plans were granted earlier this year, it was with the condition only vehicles with a maximum length of 12 metres could use Bremridge Close to access the site.

But residents claim much larger lorries have attempted to reach the site through their ‘narrow and winding’ road, with many of mounting the pavement and obstructing the road for long periods while they struggle to get to the development.

Now fed-up householders are calling on Warwick District Council to enforce planning conditions relating to the Taylor Wimpey site.

Resident Richard Heath said: “We have stated from the outset that access to the site for construction, future residents and emergency services is entirely inadequate. Those concerns and others were ignored by the planning committee, and the restrictions subsequently placed on the type of construction traffic accessing the site have already been breached on multiple occasions.

“The developers clearly think they can ignore the rules and do what they like. Warwick District Council may be prepared to let that happen, be we are not.”

And Warwick District Council said it was working with Taylor Wimpey to resolve the problem.

A spokeswoman said: “This site is allocated in the Local Plan for the district for residential development and this year planning permission was granted for 63 houses.

“The development of the site has not yet started, as a series of archaeological investigations are currently being undertaken.

“The district council’s enforcement team are aware of the reported difficulties experienced in vehicles accessing the site and are in close contact with the developer of the site to ensure that any such concerns are fully addressed.”

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