Moreton Court Play Area

I have had some contact with the residents of the Moreton Court area in Bideford west, this is the new development area opposite Londonderry Farm along Abbotsham Road.

There appears to be ongoing concerns that the play area and the open green space isn't to the quality that it should be, there has been a communication between the residents here, TDC and also to the developers.

The most recent questions are:

  1. Who is responsible for the upkeep of the overgrowing areas?
  2. Has the area been prepared in such a way as to allow for adequate drainage?

One resident has been trying to ascertain who's responsible for the overgrowing vegetation, he keeps having the buck passed from one developer to another, can you please send me a plan of this area that highlights who's responsibilities lies where?

Would you also question the developers as to what they have done to reduce water retention within the ground, it appears from the photos that currently there is no drainage and the rain water remains on the surface?

Many thanks

Councillor Hawkins.


2 thoughts on “Moreton Court Play Area”

  1. It would seem a permaculture approach would solve most of these problems especially in relation to the water and vegetation. Great opportunity for a thriving wildlife- restoration and community edible garden element?

  2. Bloor Homes are responsible for the play area. A meeting was held on 24 October between Bloor Homes, Chamonix Estates and members of the residents group. Bloor are consulting their groundwork designer to see what the solution is to the problem of the excess water/drainage. Also the grass will be cut and the area maintained by Bloor Homes until it is handed over as completed. Until this time the area is not suitable or safe to be used.

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