An update on the events on Cressington Heath.
Residents were shocked to see a digger arrive and start digging up part of the area that they love.
We raised it with planning officers and they visited on Friday to talk to Redrow (currently the responsible company)
It seems that the original planning permission means that the heath area is meant to be kept pretty empty without gorse and shrubs spreading across, but because there hasnt been annual maintenance there is now quite a bit to clear.
This means Redrow isn't breaking any rules by doing this work.
BUT the company is clearly breaking the common sense rule of communicating with residents by starting something so drastic without even a whisper.
My colleague Richard Oglethorpe is due to meet Redrow soon to raise residents' issues (there are several). We don't yet have a date but please let us have anything you want us to raise with them.
You can e mail them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will make sure they get passed on.