Anger over plans for ex­tra house at site

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RES­I­DENTS have ex­pressed their anger at an ap­pli­ca­tion to build an­other house on land off Manch­ester Road.

Redrow Homes was granted per­mis­sion to build 134 four and five bed­room de­tached houses at its new Mul­berry Park devel­op­ment last Oc­to­ber.

Now the com­pany has sub­mit­ted a re­vised ap­pli­ca­tion to add an­other house to the scheme.

Res­i­dents have ob­jected to the ad­di­tion listed in an on­line ap­pli­ca­tion.

They ob­ject to the de­struc­tion of trees and what they say is an an­cient hedge and claim the site is al­ready over­crowded.

In an ob­jec­tion let­ter to the coun­cil, posted on the plan­ning web­site, Charles Bland and Rose­mary Tomkin­son, of Pool Close, said: “We have al­ready stated our ob­jec­tions to the re­moval of trees and hedges – we note also that an­other ma­ture tree has dis­ap­peared.

“We ob­jected strongly to the re­moval of trees and hedges on the ba­sis of a tree re­port that ap­peared fun­da­men­tally flawed – the pro­tec­tion given to the roots of our oak tree is still in­ad­e­quate and heavy earth-mov­ing equip­ment fre­quently trun­dles past close to the roots, but at least the ap­pli­cants now recog­nise that it ex­ists.

“We have con­cerns, as do oth­ers, that Redrow have al­ready up­rooted part of an im­por­tant an­cient hedgerow and are in­tent in do­ing yet more dam­age to the en­vi­ron­ment.”

Their other ma­jor con­cern was the plan to ‘squeeze in’ three houses on land di­rectly to the rear of their prop­erty, marked off by a 5m high bound­ary hedge.

Nathan Rourke, of Pool Close, wrote on the coun­cil web­site that it was pos­si­ble to see through the hedg­ing at the end of his gar­den in win­ter and that fences should be erected. He said: “I would pro­pose that this closed board fenc­ing IS put in and the plans up­dated to con­firm this rather than have it as op­tional.

A spokesper­son for Redrow said: “We’ve made a small amend­ment to our ex­ist­ing scheme and are work­ing with the lo­cal author­ity plan­ning depart­ment on this mat­ter.”

●● Redrow Homes is seek­ing per­mis­sion to build an­other house at the site off Manch­ester Road in Tyther­ing­ton

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