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‘Absolute nightmare’ as developers build access road in Arnold without planning permission

todayFebruary 1, 2022

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Residents of a quiet cul-de-sac have detailed a ‘nightmare’ situation as developers have built an access road for a new housing development without council permission.

Davidson Homes, who are building houses near to Roxburgh Close in Arnold, began construction of the access road without planning permission for the works to be carried out.

Residents along the street have voiced their frustrations, some saying the developers have ‘abused their power’.

Gareth Vaughan, 39, commercial director, who lives on Roxburgh Close, says the street is collectively frustrated.

He said: “We have a WhatsApp group with the residents on this street and we are universally frustrated.

“We live opposite it and it isn’t great, we don’t want it at all.

“Gedling Council were superb and came out the next day.

“They had no permission, it’s crazy.”

A letter was sent to residents on the street from the developers and councillors.

The developers apologised for the inconvenience to residents stating the works ‘allow our new residents to safely access their new homes on a temporary basis until the permanent access has been built.’

Labour councillor for Gedling Borough Council, Henry Wheeler has been negotiating with the developers and was ‘livid’ at the situation.

He said: “I was absolutely livid, really angry, we’ve made it very clear they have to take the road out.

“They shouldn’t have done that, full stop.

“It was totally unauthorised and I watched them fill the road up.

“They didn’t have planning permission, it wasn’t appropriate, we were all quite cross.”

A resident of the road, who has lived there for two and a half years, who wished to remain anonymous, says it is an absolute nightmare.

He said: “I am absolutely against it, the builders have abused their power.

“It’s completely unacceptable, it’s been an absolute nightmare.

“It is a quiet street and we want to retain the element of privacy.

“We are already dealing with all the work and the noise, they haven’t gone about it the right way.”

A Davidsons spokesperson said: “Following the construction of temporary works giving access to the site, it has been agreed with Gedling Borough Council that these works will be suspended.”

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