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Residents hope for screen fence

By Mid Devon Gazette  |  Posted: September 25, 2012

Neighbours of the development say they have been blighted by noise

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PEOPLE living near a major building site in Cullompton still hope a fence can be built at the edge of their properties to increase privacy and screen them from construction work.

Residents near the development of 233 homes off Knowle Lane claim they have put up with dust, pollution and noise from the site since work began.

Diana Speaight, of Knowle Close, is among the many who have voiced their concerns to David Wilson Homes, the company behind the project.

She emailed managing director Kelvin Tutill, saying: "You should be aware that all residents in Knowle Close are being inconvenienced on a daily basis by a development design none of us are happy with.

"We have to accept a high level of noise and other pollution, and we are not able to work in our gardens during the day because of this and we have also lost our privacy which is likely to continue when the estate has been completed."

Mr Tutill told Mrs Speaight that the company proposes to install two fences on the northern boundary, while allowing current and prospective residents access to this area between the two housing plots.

Mrs Speaight replied that residents had accepted proposals for a sturdy fence as opposed to a preferred brick wall and that such a screen would be created directly at the rear of gardens.

A spokesperson for David Wilson Homes said: "The Kingfisher Reach development is being completed in compliance with the planning approval.

"We would like to assure the local community we maintain regular contact with highways, planning and environmental officers to ensure any comments are addressed, within the terms of this agreement."

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  • The_Real_SKoM  |  September 25 2012, 6:33PM

    Barely to the letter of the planning consent but certainly no to the spirit of it. Actually, not even to the letter of it. It's hard to say who are the most arrogant when it comes to this developmet, David Wilson, Barrats or Mid Devon's planners. One thing for sure, they all treat the existing residents with ill-disguised contempt. The new group in Bampton take note, Mid Devon will take little or no notice of the parish council, they will take absolutely no notice of you.