Weston Parish Council hits out at developer who used country road to deliver to controversial site
A developer has come under fire for using a country road to access a site which is earmarked for 150 homes instead of waiting for permission.
Persimmon has been using the single track Pinfold Lane in Weston to get onto its land on High Road - but the lorries have damaged the road and caused nearby homes to shake.
Weston Parish Council chairman Chris Dicks says the firm should have waited until it had permission to move the bus stop and lamp post which need to make way for the site access.
The developer has apologised for the problems, but was due to be meeting yesterday (Monday) with officials from South Holland District Council and the county’s highways authority to discuss the access.
Mr Dicks has questioned why the relevant permissions weren’t sorted when the application was approved by the district council’s planning committee earlier this year.
He said: “I am going to be meeting with Persimmon but I think they are putting up their excuses as they have been caught out doing something wrong.
“They don’t care and that is clearly obvious as they wouldn’t have used Pinfold Lane if they weren’t supposed to go there.”
Mr Dicks said residents living along Pinfold Lane have complained about lorries damaging the road as well as causing houses to rattle.
He added: “As far as I am concerned they never should have used Pinfold Lane.”
The developer has apologised for using the road.
A spokesperson for Persimmon Homes East Midlands said: “A temporary access to our development site was necessary while the permanent access via High Road was constructed.
“This should be completed in a week at which time the temporary road will be made good.
“We apologise to residents for any inconvenience caused.”
The application was approved in March despite strong opposition.
Persimmon’s plan would include 38 affordable homes, £661,928 for education, £99,000 for the NHS and £108,000 for the parish council to fund play equipment.