Concerns over drainage at a new housing development in Cheadle have been raised by residents. Issues with drainage at the new Oswald Place development, built by Keepmoat Homes, is thought to be behind garden flooding experienced by neighbours in Thorley Drive.
Concerns over drainage at a new housing development in Cheadle have been raised by residents.
Issues with drainage at the new Oswald Place development, built by Keepmoat Homes, is thought to be behind garden flooding experienced by neighbours in Thorley Drive.
A letter outlining residents’ fears was discussed at a recent meeting of Cheadle Town Council, with members agreeing to write to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council to request enforcement of planning conditions.
In the letter to Cllr Greg Powell, the resident said they were experiencing a “severe problem with drainage that is coming from the new Keepmoat estate on to my back garden.”
And that: “There are two to three others with the same problem. According to what I have seen and been told, Keepmoat should have put a proper drainage system in behind, but it has all come to an end.
“I have emailed Keepmoat and told them about the problem, but up to now had no response.”
The letter included photographs showing water run-off from the estate as well as a number of raised ironworks, poor road and pavement repairs and blocked drains.
A spokesperson for Keepmoat has since confirmed ‘final works’ are on the agenda for the site: “We greatly appreciate the residents of Thorley Drive raising their concerns with us, so we can look to rectify and improve our housing community to the highest of standards.
“As a company we are proactive in visiting affected areas where issues have been reported, and we are due to commence our final works including highways, drainage and landscaping tasks at our Oswald Place development imminently.
“We are currently in discussions with statutory bodies for final approvals to various agreements in order to finalise our works, and we have put a plan of action in place to remediate the issues which have been raised.”
A spokesperson for Staffordshire Moorlands District Council added: “The planning application was subject to consultation with the Lead Local Flood Authority (Staffordshire County Council) who approved the drainage scheme of the site.
“The construction and adoption of the highways is a matter for the County Council as Highway Authority.”
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