Residents and Cllr Don Davis with Gloria on Annesley Cutting
Residents and Cllr Don Davis with Gloria on Annesley Cutting

Ashfield MP Gloria De Piero is calling for housing company bosses to meet with residents about the poor state of roads on their new housing estate.

Residents living on the Jasmine Gardens estate in Annesley say that Persimmon Homes is not looking after the area, leaving roads full of potholes and weeds and grassy verges overgrown.

For three years they have been trying to get the problems sorted and ultimately want Nottinghamshire County Council to adopt the roads so they can be maintained – something the council says is in Persimmon’s hands, not theirs.

Local councillor Don Davis has been knocking on doors on the estate collecting a petition demanding that Persimmon carry out the remedial works and hand over the roads to the council for adoption.

Around 120 people – 60 per cent of those who live on the estate – have signed it.
Coun Davis said that one of the issues is that the roads on the estate are constructed using a permeable block paved drainage system, which is non-standard.
The council will not accept the liability for this without Persimmon paying towards future maintenance because its performance is untested.
Gloria met with Coun Davis, campaigner Ruth Stevens and residents on Friday (June 8) to offer her support.
Gloria said: “The roads are in a poor condition, especially Annesley Cutting.
“I have written to Persimmon several times about the problems on this estate and others elsewhere in my constituency, but this has still not been sorted and that is not good enough.
“I will be writing again calling for a meeting between myself, the managers responsible, Coun Davis and some resident representatives, so that we can sit down and get this sorted once and for all.”
Alan Warhurst, of Owston Road, said: “Persimmon has not finished the approach road correctly and they are not maintaining the block paving on the other roads either.
“We want to know when the estate is going to be handed over to the local authority so they can maintain it.”
Revel Warman, of Annesley Cutting, added: “Enough is enough – it’s been going on for too long.”

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