Council takes enforcement action to get Billacombe Road crossing installed

We have issued a breach of condition planning enforcement notice requiring developer Persimmon to install a toucan crossing on Billacombe Road by the start of the new school term.

Providing a crossing at the entrance to Broxton Drive was one of the planning conditions for the new Saltram Meadow housing estate but work is yet to get under way, despite the first homes being occupied last year.

Persimmon finally agreed to start on site on Monday 13 June but work has still not got begun, forcing us to take formal enforcement action.

Councillor Patrick Nicholson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Strategic Transport, Housing and Planning, said: “Work to install the crossing has been put on hold, without any explanation from Persimmon. This total disregard for its planning obligations and – more importantly – the safety of people travelling to and from the estate is completely unacceptable. We have now issued an enforcement notice requiring Persimmon to get the crossing installed before the autumn school term begins.”

The planning enforcement notice requires work on the crossing to be finished by Sunday 4 September.