Needless chaos

I LIVE opposite the housing development at Manor Farm, at the junction of High Street and Church Road in Brampton. As I write to the sounds of pneumatic drills and JCBs, and look out of the window at the long streams of traffic held up by the temporary t

I LIVE opposite the housing development at Manor Farm, at the junction of High Street and Church Road in Brampton.

As I write to the sounds of pneumatic drills and JCBs, and look out of the window at the long streams of traffic held up by the temporary traffic lights. I can't help but wonder who is responsible for co-ordinating the provision of services to new housing developments.

In the course of only a few weeks, Buckden Road has been dug up to create a trench right across the road, no fewer that three times. Each time, a new team of workmen has installed the traffic lights, causing chaos, and dug their trench within a yard of each other. First, it was to install the new sewers, then the gas and water. Maybe next week the electricity company will arrive.

This is surely madness. The planners and developers know full well that all those services need to be provided, so why is it necessary to dig up the road, at great expense and inconvenience to everybody, three times in a little over a month. The road now looks like the army has played war games on it and resurfacing will soon be necessary.


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Is there no system of co-ordination between developers, planners and service providers that could stop this ridiculous waste of resources?

GEORGE COTTAM

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Brampton

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