Plaid Leader Brands Homes Builders As Neighbours From Hell

Natural Resources Wales is investigating pollution incidents centred on a controversial housing development in Caerphilly, Councillor Lindsay Whittle, leader of the Plaid Cymru group has been told.

Penyrheol ward councillor Lindsay Whittle says the Redrow housing development at Hendredenny has been plagued by a catalogue of incidents since building work started.

Councillor Lindsay Whittle said: “I’m pleased that the NRW is investigating allegations of pollution of the Nant yr Aber stream and other land. This development has in my view been botched.”

Since Redrow started building 260 homes more than two years ago after winning a planning approval from a Welsh Government Minister after a public inquiry, Councillor Lindsay Whittle said there had been a series of  problems and they included:

  • Roads and homes flooded during building.
  • Roads dug up with huge holes left for around nine months while developers tried to connect sewers.
  • Overflowing of attenuation ponds, where excess water is stored, and pollution of land and local streams.
  • Three- way traffic lights that have added extra time and inconvenience to residents’ journeys.
  • Rainwater from the site flowing and flooding onto the cycleway from Penyrheol to Abertridwr.

Councillor Lindsay Whittle said: “To be perfectly honest, Redrow has been like the neighbours from hell.  They’ve made life a misery for hundreds of residents and it’s still not over.

“I’m also pleased the council is also examining whether Redrow has complied with their planning conditions and I've asked for a site meeting next month to look at the situation."



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  • Phillip Nifield
    published this page in News 2023-01-27 13:57:36 +0000

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