Is council’s Redrow row finally over?

The Redrow estate could soon to adopted by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council
The Redrow estate could soon to adopted by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Residents who have waited more than a decade for their estate to be adopted by the council may soon see their long wait is finally over.

Following a dispute over drainage, East Riding of Yorkshire Council refused to adopt the Cottage Farm development, following its construction in 2005.

It meant that housing developer, Redrow, was responsible for street, pavement and lighting maintenance at the site near West Crayke.

One unnamed resident said he contacted the council after learning officials had recently inspected Bransdale Road.

He added: “Following on from that inspection, I have been in touch with the council, but they were unable to give me further information about the result of this inspection.

“Does this mean it’s back to square one? It’s just not on.”

The resident also said he was worried that, if the developer “went bankrupt”, residents at the site would be liable for repair work on the estate.

But a spokesman for East Riding of Yorkshire Council has hinted at the residents’ long-running strife may soon be at an end.

The spokesman said: “The contractor, operating on behalf of Redrow, has now completed its investigatory works on site in order to determine what remedial works may be needed to the drainage system. The council is now discussing these results with the developer.”

A spokesman for Redrow added: “We undertook trial holes earlier in the summer and put forward a scope of works to East Riding Council for their agreement. We await their response so that the works can be programmed.”