Fury as housing firm break promises

Developers unloading on Clancutt Lane
Developers unloading on Clancutt Lane

A row between residents and a housing developer has reignited after “promises have been broken.”

Folk in Clancutt Lane, Coppull, are furious as they say Morris Homes have gone against agreements and are unloading goods in the street.

Previously residents have taken drastic action against the building firm and blocked off Clancutt Lane with their own vehicles.

Residents were fed up with the firm making deliveries before 9am.

Coun Matthew Crow, who is backing the residents, said: “We have contacted Morris Homes on a number of occasions over the past six months to raise our concerns about a series of broken promises and conditions at the Clancutt Lane site.

“A number of these have been based around parking and unloading on the public highway surrounding the development.”

Coun Crow says there is an agreement in place that all unloading must be done inside the work yard.

County Coun Steve Holgate, said: “I am amazed that a housing developer has designed an estate that doesn’t allow them the access they require to load and unload materials on site.

“This is basic stuff and residents should not have to suffer as a consequence of such poor forward planning.

“I suggest that anyone witnessing such an event in the future e-mail me photo evidence to steve.holgate@lancashire.gov.uk and I will forward it to the police, who I will in turn ask to prosecute.”

A spokesperson for Morris Homes said: “Due to essential and unforeseen work underway at the entrance of the Highwood Grange development on Clancutt Lane the lorry was prohibited from entering the site at this time to make the delivery.

“The delivery took place on the road under the direct control and supervision of the banksman within the agreed working times.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused residents.”