Residents have complained over mess left in their estate
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Home construction company Taylor Wimpey has apologised to residents in Branston for leaving the village in an 'untidy' state. Many living in the village have been vocal about their frustration with Taylor Wimpey over claims they have not been cutting grassed areas as promised.
There have also been concerns raised over building material being left outside, which the company has also apologised for. A Taylor Wimpey spokesperson said: “We are sorry to hear of complaints from residents and apologise that some areas have been left untidy.
"We are committed to maintaining the areas of the development which we are responsible for and the site will be attended to this week.” The statement is in response to angry resident comments on the state of their estate.
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Taylor Wimpey has said the building materials have now been removed, the swales have been cut back this week and will be maintained at least once a year, and the grassed areas around the play area will be cut before the end of this week. The fencing around the playground will also be removed.
Chris Dickie, 50, a Branston resident, previously said: "Residents had their trust in Taylor Wimpey to maintain these areas. Especially because a large proportion are designed to be environmentally friendly, we feel let down - and especially when we have seen news articles of it happening in other places.
"Residents are becoming frustrated and feel they have to maintain those spaces, not only for their aesthetics but also for their safety." Mr Dickie said he has spent £60 on equipment which he uses to cut the grass, as because they are on a verge, it needs specialist tools.
He said the money, however, is not so much of an issue, adding: "It's the time - and some residents will spend a lot of time and lot of hard work on the area."
District councillor for the area, Peter Lundgren, explained the situation between North Kesteven District Council and Taylor Wimpey on June 29. He said: "The situation at the moment is that the residents' complaints have been passed on to the district council.
"I have just been in touch with them so those discussions are ongoing at the time. I am aware that the residents are very concerned that Taylor Wimpey may not be taking the responsibility of the area that they believe Taylor Wimpey had taken on.
"The position of the council has trying to communicate with Taylor Wimpey. The district council is trying to negotiate with Taylor Wimpey and resolve this.
"They are concerns I share with the residents."
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