Barratt falls foul of planners on £25m estate

Grant Prior 2 months ago
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Stoke-on-Trent City Council has started formal planning enforcement action against Barratt Developments following complaints from local residents about construction work on a new scheme in Trentham.

Planning permission was granted in 2019 to build 227 homes, which included a condition that the developer continues to adhere to a construction management plan (CMP) to deliver the works on site.

But the Local Planning Authority has received a number of complaints from local residents claiming the developer has failed to adhere to the CMP.

These include oversized site delivery vehicles being used and deliveries being made outside of agreed hours.

A Breach of Condition Notice (BCN) has been served on the developer and should further breaches occur, then the council could prosecute for non-compliance.

Councillor Daniel Jellyman, cabinet member for infrastructure, regeneration and heritage, said: “The city council, as acting the Local Planning Authority, has been dismayed at the number of residential complaints we have received for this site.

“On further investigation, we have found a number of serious breaches to the CMP, of which we have acted accordingly, inspecting and ensuring the correct actions are taken.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank residents for reporting the issues directly to us. As a council we will go to the full extent possible in law to enforce against developers who think they can act outside of the rules”

The maximum fine for a BCN is £2,500 and the council will be monitoring the site moving forward.

A spokesperson for Barratt Manchester told the Stoke Sentinel: “We apologise to residents for any inconvenience and we will continue to ensure that our contractors are reminded of their obligations. We have been providing regular road sweeping and are committed to working closely with the council at this development.”

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