Children are still waiting for somewhere to play
4:52pm Thursday 17th October 2013 in Latest News
A PLAY park promised to children on a new housing development in Royal Wootton Bassett more than two years ago has still not been built.
Residents at the new Beaufort Park development, off Station Road, were promised a play park for David Wilson Homes as part of the s106 agreement made when the application for the estate was first submitted.
But two and a half years later and children still have nowhere to play.
Town councillor Chris Wannell, who is frustrated with the lack of progress, said: “The play park was supposed to be built by the time 50 per cent of the estate was built.
“Originally there were 340 houses to be built. There are now over 500 dwellings on the estate. It’s the whole of the 50 per cent plus some, and there is still no play park.
“We were told there would be a play park two years ago and we still have heard nothing and all I’m getting is excuses.”
“They are failing to comply with the agreement. And Wiltshire Council is failing to enforce it.”
David Wilson Homes told Wiltshire Council that the delay was due to ecological issues to do with slow worms, but building on the play park would begin within two weeks.
A spokesman from Wiltshire Council said: “We are talking with the developer and they have indicated to us they will be starting on site within the next two weeks."
David Wilson Homes were unavailable for comment.
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