A resident has expressed their unhappiness with the state that nearby roads have been left in by, they claim, developers. The community member, who wishes to remain anonymous, has told the Times & Echo that The Birches and Birchwood Grove in Cheadle have been left in a “mess.”
A resident has expressed their unhappiness with the state that nearby roads have been left in by, they claim, developers.
The community member, who wishes to remain anonymous, has told the Times & Echo that The Birches and Birchwood Grove in Cheadle have been left in a “mess.”
Walton Homes Ltd gained permission from Staffordshire Moorlands District Council in 2019 to build 39 dwellings on land off The Birches.
The resident claims that the developers are moving contaminated soil as per a requirement of planning permission.
After taking recent photographs of the road, they stated that walkers, including school children, have to tread through soil clay residue that has fallen onto the road on their journey.
They said: “The condition of the road and pathways is disgraceful, and they are not taking responsible action to keep surrounding areas clean.
“The developers should be using wheel washer and road sweepers but this is happening randomly, and is ineffective at best.
“We have to tread through this mess, including school children to and from school.”
They added: “It’s horrible clay soils that are impossible to wash off.
“I also understand the soil the developers are moving is contaminated – old landfill – and was a requirement of planning permission to remove.”
The resident added: “Our cars get filthy, visitors trample on and in our property, we shouldn’t have to put up with this.
“It’s very frustrating and affecting our life after a peaceful 15 years here.
“It’s been going on for months. The noise, dirt, mud, dust, site traffic including massive trucks that struggle to navigate the narrow roads, is becoming unbearable.”
The Times & Echo contacted Walton Homes for comment about these concerns but, at the time of going to print, the company had not yet supplied a response.
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