Take action against inconsiderate developers, says Alex

Stockton North MP, Alex Cunningham, has called for developers to be held accountable to planning conditions as he supports Thorpe Thewles residents in their campaign against inconsiderate development at Thorpe Beck Farm.

Writing to Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Alex highlighted a number of issues raised by local residents about the Homes for Carlton development. These include the removal of trees on what residents say is privately owned land and excessive noise levels due to piling work. Both contravene the planning permission conditions received by Homes for Carlton for the 31 dwelling development.

Alex has also called on the Council to take action against the developer for breaching its planning conditions.

Alex said:

“Time and again developers trying to get round conditions by applying after the fact – or having them removed entirely. If a Planning Committee tells a developer their planning permission has conditions, then we expect that developers abide by those conditions. If they don’t then action should be taken against them.

“Residents are fed up. They have to put up with a lot and they’ve had enough. I hope the Council will listen to their concerns, take appropriate action against the developers and show that planning conditions are there for a reason.”