DCSIMG

Legal notice to be served over allotments

A MESS: Councillors June Molyneaux, Kim Snape and Peter Wilson at the Skew Bridge allotment site

A MESS: Councillors June Molyneaux, Kim Snape and Peter Wilson at the Skew Bridge allotment site

 

A property company will be served with a legal notice to clean up an eyesore plot of land.

Bolton firm Brooke and Co, own allotments on Skew Bridge, Bolton Road, Heath Charnock.

Following complaints to Chorley Council from residents, the council asked the land owners to clean the area.

A schedule of works was agreed and a deadline of May 19 was issued to complete the work.

The deadline has since expired and although some work has been done, it is not complete.

The council will now serve a legal notice to make the landowner carry out the remaining works.

Brooke and Co insist the work will be complete soon.

Lesley-Ann Fenton, Chorley Council’s director for partnerships, planning and policy, said: “We agreed a schedule of works with the landowner’s agent and they were given until Monday May 19 to clean up the land.

“However, although some work has been done, it is still not complete, so now we will start legal action to get the work done.”

Kim Snape, borough ward councillor for Heath Charnock, said: “Brooke and Co keep going on and on and say they will improve the land.

“With all due respect to Chorley Council it’s taken long enough to get this going and it’s stalled, it has slightly improved but it’s still not good enough.

“Volunteers in Adlington and Heath Charnock work hard to make the area look nice and by seeing that area it’s detrimental to all the work they do.”

Glenn Brown, manager of Brooke and Co, said: “Work is still ongoing at the site, there is still one or two issues that are outstanding at the allotments but I expect them to be sorted sooner rather than later.”

 

Comments

 
 

Back to the top of the page