MARCH: Councillor wants to know who foots bill for footpath and road now developers are bust

A COUNCILLOR wants answers as to why developers now in administration had not been asked earlier for money to complete the infrastructure for new homes in March. Councillor Peter Skoulding, a town and district councillor, has asked Fenland District Counci

A COUNCILLOR wants answers as to why developers now in administration had not been asked earlier for money to complete the infrastructure for new homes in March.

Councillor Peter Skoulding, a town and district councillor, has asked Fenland District Council to explain why there was no bond in place to enable work to be completed on French Terrace off Wisbech Road.

"The bond should have been there to ensure the developer had put in place the money to finish the job," said Cllr Skoulding. "Irrespective of what happens later there should be the money to complete the estate."

At French Terrace Cllr Skoulding said a footpath remained unfinished and the developers had "neglected" to complete the roadway.


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It was too late now to go back to Hazelmere Homes who built the estate since they had gone into administration, he said.

It's a similar situation to that experienced by residents on a new development at Christchurch and also the same at Sutton near Ely- both developments also built by Hazelmere Homes.

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"Who is responsible?" said Cllr Skoulding. "I want to know who is going to pay for the remedial works in March now the company has gone into liquidation. If it is the owners of the homes, then that's unfair. If it is the council tax payers, then that's unfair, too."

Fenland Council executive Paul Medd was at a March Town Council meeting which aired grievances and promised to report back.

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