Along with Oscott Residents Association members and local residents I met with a senior representative from Taylor Wimpey as part of a working party today.
Clearly there are many issues which are going to be difficult to resolve and there are no easy options when it comes to developing such a large site and keeping local resident happy.
Keeping pedestrian access is one of the things that all agreed needs to be done and this should be in place shortly. Children especially should benefit by the reopening of part of the road to allow them not to have to detour around towards the nature reserve. when coming and going to school.
Re opening the road was discussed but due to the need for much of the road to be taken up to allow contaminated soil to be taken away there will be problems re opening this road for some time.
It should be noted Persimmons are ready to reopen their section as promised but Taylor Wimpey cannot at the moment so we are back to square one.
Many options were put forward by all parties as to how the reopening of the road could be speed ed up but there are simply no easy options, however all those idea's put forward are to be considered by Taylor Wimpey who are as keen as anyone to reopen the road. It it should always be remembered Taylor Wimpey own the road and are not obliged to open it until they see fit or it is safe to do so, but they do fully understand the frustration felt by a majority of local residents over the matter of the closed road.
. They have
informed us they will do their best to try and work with local residents in the
way they phase in parts of their operation on the site and its effect on the
road and residents and myself will work to ensure they do so.
In the long term the Council will take over the new road adopt it and bring it up to an acceptable level, however the old road will become a cycle track and pedestrian way as we all know.
The working party has made a good start and I hope this continues we will all do what we can to have the road re opened as soon as possible.
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