Following a number of productive meetings between the council and the developer, a number of measures have been put in place which will allow building to continue.
For the next six weeks, Burrington Estates will be able to access their site via Aberdeen Avenue, but only so that they can establish an entrance to the site from St Peter’s Road, which will then be used to construct the development.
Furthermore, construction traffic will only be permitted to go through the Manadon Park area from Monday to Friday, between 9.30am and 2.30pm, avoiding a clash with school traffic and pedestrians, with no movement on Saturdays or Sundays. Traffic will also be required to stop for any school event taking place inside these hours.
The size of construction vehicles will also be limited, will not involve articulated vehicles and similar large lorries and an approved access route will be clearly signed.
Councillor Patrick Nicholson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet member for Strategic Transport, Housing and Planning, said: “I am pleased that we have been able to reach an agreement that suits the needs of Burrington Estates and most importantly, the residents of Manadon Park.
“I hope that we can now draw a line under this issue and continue our good working relationship.”