Linden Homes vows to finish roads and landscaping at Longacre

THE housing developer, criticized for spending £ 24,000 on a sculpture likened to dog poop, has promised residents that the landscaping and roadworks will be completed by the end of summer.

Linden Homes has now given assurances that work on the site, including landscaping and roads, should be completed by the end of summer.

A spokesman added: “The public arts grant is part of an investment package in the community as part of the planning agreement. This will add a total of £ 5.3 million in contributions to areas such as education, open spaces, allotments and community facilities, and we will continue to work with local authorities to develop the area. ”

Councilor Mark Ruffell, cabinet member on environment and climate change on the local council, said it had not received “major complaints” from Longacre residents, some of whom have lived on the site since 2016.

He added: “The development at the Kennel Farm is of considerable size, with construction and use going on at the same time.

“The final road surfaces are laid late in the development, typically after the construction work has been completed. Because construction vehicles can damage the final surfaces due to their size and frequency of movement.

“Likewise, the greening of certain areas is usually only carried out after the construction work has been completed.

“The council has not received any major complaints, but has been in touch with the developer and any complaints that have raised issues.”

He added that the council is working with developers to “fix any discrepancies or violations” and has contacted Linden Homes.

“If violations are not resolved through discussion and this is appropriate, the Council would consider exercising its discretion to deliver formal notices,” he said.

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