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Estamos furiosos depois que os novos desenvolvedores deixaram nossa adorável propriedade como um local de bomba

RESIDENTS have been left fuming after developers left their village field like a bomb site covered in rubbish, weeds and rubble.

Jeff Gillson, 73, says the triangular lot was meant to be turned into a recreation area at Astral Park estate in Thorpe Thewles, but instead been left to look like awasteland”.

Residents in Thorpe Thewles are complaining about the state an area of land was left in by developer Mandale Homes

Residents in Thorpe Thewles are complaining about the state an area of land was left in by developer Mandale HomesCrédito: Evening Gazette
The land that was supposed to be left flat is several metres high and overgrown as the ground is too rough to maintain.

The land that was supposed to be left flat is several metres high and overgrown as the ground is too rough to maintain.Crédito: Evening Gazette
Villagers used to enjoy the green area for exercise, recreation and dog walking.

Villagers used to enjoy the green area for exercise, recreation and dog walking.Crédito: Evening Gazette

Local homeowners in the Stockton village say the land was supposed to be left flat but is now several metres too high and cannot be maintained due to the rubble.

The group say the green area was once a selling point of the estate but is now an “monstruosidade” after a lack of maintenance resulted in it goingto rack and ruin.

Jeff said the area used to be flat and was enjoyed by villagers for exercise, recreation and dog walking.

Propriedade developer Mandale applied for permission to build the houses on Astral Park three or four years ago.

The Grindon and Thorpe Thewles Parish councillor explained that it was hoped the field would eventually be levelled and used for the village’s annual fayre, but instead has been left in anabsolute mess.

Jeff argues that theold surplus soil and builders’ destroços, Pedregulho” has contributed to the land being lefttwo metres higher than proposed”.

He says it is affecting those living on North Close, some of who look out onto the field while others have been left concerned about their privacy as it is raised.

It is being described as ahealth and safety nightmarefor anyone who walks across it.

Part of the planning application showed the field was going to be a flat multi-purpose recreation area.

Stockton Council initially rejected the 40-home bid by ELG Planning in 2017, but an appeal was granted by the Planning Inspectorate the following year, subject to conditions.

Jeff’s concerns are mirrored by many other members of the small community, including fellow parish councillor Roary Moffat and residents Pauline and Alistair Plenderleith.

The group also has noted how a stormwater basin on the field hasdangerously steep sides.

Stormwater is now transferred from thehigh-level end of the field, where the houses are built, to the lower level of the field, overlooked by houses in North Close and the historic Church.

Ele disse: “In a one-in-a-100-year storm, that pond will fill with water. If it continues to rain that water flood into the Church and the adjacent homes.

We complained to Mandale about the state of this land, which they are obliged to maintain. Nothing has been done. We have tried to get this sorted out but nothing has happened.

He also said the piping ispartially blockedwhich further increases the flood risk.

What to do if you’re unhappy with your newbuild

Newbuild homeowners who feel that you have not been treated fairly after they move in may be able to raise a complaint via the Consumer Code’s Independent Dispute Resolution Scheme.

Their supporting home warranty bodies require certain standards of finish and issue technical guidance to their registered builders and inspection staff to help explain what is acceptable and what is not.

These standards cover things such as brickwork, internal plaster, render and paintwork.

It is recommended homeowners should always speak to the home warranty provider first so that they can deal with any issues that might fall under a home warranty policy and/or offer support or through their own dispute resolution service.

A planning application was submitted by Mandale Homes for the Thorpe Thewles field last year proposing a variation of ground levels to public open space, which was met with a number of objections from residents.

A cover letter outlined howadditional topsoil had been deposited on this part of the sitebut that much of it has been removedat the request of the council.

The Parish Council left an objection comment on the application, arguing that thesurplus soil should be removed to restore the original field elevationand that the area should beturfed/grassed as soon as possible to allow villagers to have the use of this area in the summer.

In regards to flooding, the Parish Council said: “Stormwater is now piped from the 40-house development to the south end of the site plot obviously increases the flood risk to existing properties local to the detention basin.

Councillor Nigel Cooke, the council’s cabinet member for regeneration and housing, disse: “The developer has submitted a retrospective planning application in relation to these matters.

The application is currently being considered.”

The Sun has approached Mandale Homes and Stockton Council for comment.