As reported earlier in the week, residents living next to the Library in Acomb were dismayed to find that demolition contractors had taken over the adjacent Council owned land. The trespass apparently formed part of the plan to build on the bowling club
Several days later and things are even worse.
A 4 metre high mound of spoil has now appeared. It is only feet from the gardens of nearby homes
The Council appears to have done nothing other than send an environmental protection officer to the site to make an inspection.
The Council has remained tight lipped about whether they have granted permission for the work and whether the actions of the contractor breach planning regulations.
There are also questions about whether the activities conflict with the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981
There are complaints about early morning activities. Construction work on the bowling club site is conditioned not start until after 8:00am,.
It is very disappointing that the Council has not acted more promptly to reassure residents about what is going on.
Not a good start for the authorities new Executive members of whom we had expected better.