Contractors working on Hinckley’s Big Pit site warned to clear mud from road or face criminal sanctions

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Contractors working on Hinckley’s Big Pit site have been served a Community Protection Notice, requiring them to clear mud from the road surrounding the Ashby Road site or face criminal sanctions.

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.

Once work got underway it generated a significant amount of mud on the road and pavements outside the site. As a result, the Council’s planning enforcement team issued a community protection warning letter to Ambion Contractors in January 2024 warning them that they must ensure wheel-washing facilities on site are operated effectively to keep the area clear of mud.

The contractor was also warned to ensure road sweepers are used regularly and particularly when earth is being moved around the site and instructed to create a hard surfaced area for contractors’ vehicles and site visitors to further limit transfer of mud to the road.

A second warning notice was issued last month after further complaints about the site were received from local

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