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A council chairman says that issues with a developer using a minor road to access its site should have been resolved weeks ago.

Weston Parish Council chairman Chris Dicks says that Pinfold Lane had been damaged and residents had complained about their homes shaking due to lorries accessing the Persimmon site.

The developer has started work on building 150 homes on land off High Road but had been using the single track road to get onto the site.

Persimmion are hoping to build 150 homes on this site in High Road, Weston (57468567)
Persimmion are hoping to build 150 homes on this site in High Road, Weston (57468567)

However, it has stopped using that access following a meeting with South Holland District Council and the county’s highways two weeks ago.

Coun Dicks has previously said that Persimmon should have waited to get permission to move a bus stop and lamp post which were needed to make way for the access.

He said: “South Holland District Council and the highways should have acted a lot quicker. If they don’t have permission to use Pinfold Lane they should have been told.

“They were trying to be fair minded but that meant it went on for longer than it should have done.”

A spokesperson for Persimmon Homes East Midlands said that the firm has signed a Section 278 agreement allowing construction of the access off High Road.

They added: “This will then become the permanent access to the site for all construction traffic, and we have agreed to make good Pinfold Lane.”

The county council said that planning consent included a new junction on High Road but they had been using an existing junction.

l Damage has been reported at Weston Village Hall and at the village park with the materials being used to create a den in a dyke.

The council has asked any witnesses to the incident to contact police on 101.

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