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Wishaw residents blast housebuilder over works vans blocking their driveways

Residents of a Wishaw street have blasted a housebuilder after work vans were parked over their driveways.

North Lanarkshire Council’s construction site on Dimsdale Road will feature 61 new homes for local residents.

The £10.6 million development is being delivered by CCG (Scotland) Ltd, with a contribution to each development being made by the Scottish Government.

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However, locals have hit out at workers and insist their concerns are not being taken into consideration.

Dimsdale Road resident Darren Felvus said he cannot believe the disruption the work has caused.

Mr Felvus told Lanarkshire Live: “The parking of tradesmen outside people’s home and on junctions and corners is becoming a joke.

“CCG themselves issued us letters saying there will not be any traffic parked on Dimsdale Road.

“We’ve made numerous complaints to the site foreman but he just says ‘I’ll get them moved’ and walks away. He does absolutely nothing about it time after time.

“I have sent the company emails off complaint over the past eight months regarding this.

“Because of the number of JCBs and excavators driving up the road, it’s now a mess.

“The road is being filled in with type one stones instead off tar and then they running a road sweeper over the top which is just removing them again and leaving holes, I’ve already damaged two car springs.”

Another resident also voiced the concerns.

“Frankly I think it’s disgraceful,” said the man, who asked not to be named.

Wishaw residents blast housebuilder over works vans blocking their driveways
Residents have hit out at contractor CCG Scotland

“People can’t get in and out of their homes because vans are parked here, there and everywhere.

“One of my neighbours is a nurse and she’s been stuck in her driveway on more than one occasion.

“We are living on a building site. It’s only a matter of time before someone’s motor gets it from a JCB.”

A CCG spokesperson attempted to address some of the concerns.

He said: “We work hard to minimise disruption at all of our sites and operate an open door policy to engage with all community members so that we can respond to queries or concerns.

“We also issue regular updates during the construction programme so that residents are fully aware of our progress.

“Given the constrained nature of this site, we have implemented a strict traffic management plan to mitigate any congestion as well as regular road cleaning and sweeping.

Wishaw residents blast housebuilder over works vans blocking their driveways

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“We will continue to support residents and minimise disruption for the duration of time that we are on-site.”

Billy Hetherton, Project Manager with North Lanarkshire Council added: “We do understand and sympathise with those living in close proximity to the site.

“We are in regular contact with the contractors and utility companies to ensure any disruption to local residents is kept to a minimum, particularly in relation to parking.

“As utilities are put onto the site and into homes, road surfaces and pavements do require upgrade works. Ongoing site maintenance will remove any excess debris and all road and pavement surfaces will be fully restored as the works are completed.

“The development was previously delayed due to Covid-19 restrictions, but is now in its final stages. We will continue to monitor the works and take steps to minimise any disruption.”



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