Developers of Hinckley’s Big Pit served community protection warning letter over muddy road

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The developers of Hinckley’s Big Pit have been served a community protection warning letter to require that all mud is cleared from the road surrounding the Ashby Road building site.

After an appeal, the Secretary of State gave permission for 60 homes to be built on the site in January 2019. Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council had previously refused planning permission over concerns about access to the site and fears the area would be prone to flooding.

With work now underway, there has been a significant amount of mud on the road outside the site. As a result, the council’s planning enforcement team has issued a community protection warning letter to the developer requiring them to ensure that the wheel-washing facilities they have in place are operated effectively in order to keep the area clear of mud.

The warning also requires the developer to ensure road sweepers are used regularly and particularly when earth is being moved around the site and it instructs the developer to create a hard surfaced area for contractors’ vehicles and site visitors to further limit transfer of mud to the road.

Executive Member for Community Safety and local ward councillor, Michael Mullaney said: “Ashby Road

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