Petition is successful with 2,174 signatures
To: Brighton and Hove City Council Planning Enforcement Team
Force Bellway Homes to complete Redhill Park
We won! Our pressure worked - Bellway Homes has almost completed the park.
Bellway Homes should recognise and deliver their commitments or be appropriately penalised in accordance with the law.
Brighton and Hove City Council should recognise the risk at which it is placing local Brighton residents and immediately apply all available pressure to Bellway Homes to resolve the situation.
Why is this important?
The parkland attached to Bellway Homes development of houses on Redhill Close in Brighton is still not complete, despite being open to the public and in use by local residents. It was due to be completed in July 2014 and is still not complete with some areas presenting a health and safety risk to park users.
The park belongs to the people of Brighton and Hove. It should be open and available to them and should not pose a public health risk.Bellway Homes has failed to maintain the park which is now dangerous and a health hazard. The grass areas are largely un-mown with bins overflowing with dog-mess bags and rubbish.
Bellway Homes has also failed to complete the children’s play area despite this being a condition of its planning permission. This area has been partially constructed for 12 months is now dangerous and should be completed as soon as possible.
Brighton and Hove City Council has refused to take control of the land, even though it is in their ownership, because Bellway (the developer company) has refused to complete the park to the standards agreed in the planning permission.
Neither the Council nor Bellway has demonstrated any urgency to resolve the situation.
Should illness or accident befall anyone using the park because of both the Council and Bellway's failure to take ownership of resolving the problem, the lack of clarity around responsibility will impact unfairly on any victims.
How it will be delivered
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