As many of you will have noticed building works commenced on Middlemore just before Christmas for both Site 10 (Galliford Try) and for site 9 and 8b (Bellway)
The Middlemore Residents Association (MRA) have received a number of complaints since these works started from local residents, therefore recently the MRA met with Alex Whitelaw the Galliford Try site 10 manager , to discuss the complaints raised .
Below is the summary of the main complaints and solutions proposed to resolve these:
- Damage being done to paving and kerbs:
Alex Whitelaw explained that a dilapidation survey has been carried out prior to any of the works being commenced and photographic evidence has been taken of any known damage that has happened since work began. Any repairs to kerbs, verges etc that need to be done will be carried out by both Bellway and Galliford Try before all the works are signed off.
- The amount of construction traffic entering the estate including deliveries before 8am:
Alex has ordered road signage to direct traffic to the Heartlands estate entrance. (These are now in place on the entry to the estate). If any lorries enter the estate by mistake there will be signs to direct them to turn around and go the correct way and delivery vehicles are not allowed on site until 8am. If however residents do see vehicles entering the estate using the main entrance if possible, if we can get the time, date & registration of the vehicle he will speak to the driver, if it then continues to happen the driver will be refused access to the site.
- The amount of mud on the road from construction vehicles:
A road sweep is being sent round every evening to clear the mud on the road. It is anticipated that this should lessen once the car park is in place and the site is less muddy with the better weather expected.
- Residents unable to park or unable to get in and out of the estate due to construction traffic:
It is anticipated that volume of extra vehicles will lessen once the main infrastructure road is completed and parking can be moved to within the building site, this should alleviate the number of vehicles which are being parked on Hidcote Way and surrounding areas.
Currently the published time scales for building works are as follows.
The first phase handover of houses is planned for July 2013 and anticipated completion of Site 10 is December 2013.
147 homes are being built in total. Time scales that have been advised are as follows
- End of July 2013: 34 occupations (all affordable)
- End of July 2014: 46 (10 affordable and 36 private). Giving a total on site 80.
- End of July 2015: 36 (36 private). Giving a total on site 116.
- End of June 2016: 31 (36 private). Giving a total on site 147.
The MRA have established contact routes within the council overseeing both the developments and we have contact details of both of the site managers at each of the building sites, therefore if you are experiencing issues with the site work and you would like it resolved (we can’t work miracles but will try our best!) please let us know and we can raise the matter with the party concerned.