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Who’s to blame?




A few months ago work started to clear land for a housing development on the site of Flowserve, Balderton.

One section was overgrown land between the sports field and across the ends of existing housing on Mead Way, Anderson Close, and Hayside Avenue, which are all off Lowfield Lane.

In clearing this scrub, the developer or sub-contractor not only cleared the scrub but removed side fencing from the houses and road ends that butt on to the said land and also that which was placed, at the time of that development, across the ends of all three roads.

The property owners are now being told that it is their responsibility to replace the fencing at their own expense.

Even though said properties are now open to the elements.

Newark and Sherwood District Council, I am told, has refused the planning permission for this new housing development.

In a ‘twist’ of the above, it appears that whoever ordered/carried out the demolition removed the shrub and fencing, which we are told was on a strip of land that was not part of the land sold to said developer, and is a footpath.

Representations have been made to the district council, Balderton Parish Council and the help required to solve this travesty of justice is not forthcoming from that direction.

Who is to solve this problem?

Surely someone has made a mistake and must be ordered to fix the problem created. ­— BRIAN CLARK, Hayside Avenue, Balderton.



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