Promise to clean up building site at Elsea Park estate in Bourne

Barry Fuller, Mansell Ward and Angela Fuller at the site in Elsea Park, Bourne
Barry Fuller, Mansell Ward and Angela Fuller at the site in Elsea Park, Bourne
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A developer has promised to clear up a corner of a housing estate that was left in a mess after all the homes were completed.

Residents living in the Taylor Wimpey section of the Elsea Park estate in Bourne called the Mercury after getting fed up with looking at mud, broken fencing and discarded building materials.

The corner of Chepstow Drive was used as storage while homes were being built. It should then have been turned into an open space. But the developer moved onto a new phase several months ago and left the mess behind.

Angela and Barry Fuller, of Newbury Crescent, and Mansell and Delia Ward, of Chepstow Drive, both complained to the developer but nothing was done.

Mrs Fuller said: “They promised it would be cleared three weeks ago but we haven’t seen them since. They have gone onto the other site.

“They finished building on this site at the end of November.”

Mrs Fuller added: “I wish we had never bought houses down here.”

Mud from the site has spilled over the pavement and onto the road. Once it dries out, any passing car sends dust up into the air.

Mr Ward said: “The dust goes everywhere. Every single time. I’ve called two times today but not got through to them.”

Managing director for Taylor Wimpey East Midlands Dominic Taylor was quick to respond to the residents’ concerns. He said: “We’d like to thank the residents for bringing this matter to our attention and we are currently in the process of moving from our completed development and aiming to remove the remaining materials and container from the development within the next two weeks.

“Due to our new phase of homes being built in Oak Spring Gardens, Elsea Park, and the inclement weather at the start of the year, this has taken slightly longer than we would have liked as the materials are being transferred to the new development. We would apologise for any inconvenience this delay may have cause to our customers.

“We would advise the residents to contact our customer care department on 0116 281 6400 should they have any other queries and we will be happy to help.”

Plans for Taylor Wimpey’s next section of Elsea Park were approved in August last year. The developer aims to build 288 new homes within the next five years.

Work on a primary school in Elsea Park is also well underway.