Barnard Road- “Appalling Mess. Mud on the road and footpaths!”

Barnard Road – Last week a resident spoke with me about the poor state of Barnard Road on Ashmore Park. The new Care Home being constructed by Voyage appears to have ‘lost control’ over the contractors building the development.

The resident asked me to pop a long and take a look. Which I did.

It was an appalling mess. Mud on the road and footpaths, which were also obstructed, Vans everywhere!  There appeared to me to be a lack of control, and the planning conditions placed on the developer, were it seemed not being carried out.

I wrote immediately  to the Highway Authority and Planning Authority so that they could be made aware of the situation.”

There are  planning condition attached to the permission that requires the developer to manage such things as spoil/waste, parking and wheel washing and so enforcement of such matters rests with the Planning Department.

I also contacted the people working with the Voyage Company who own the development. The fact of the matter is that this development is not being managed as the planning conditions said it should. I have made very strong representations about this situation. I will keep residents informed of the results of my action.



Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more