Council blasts Rasen car park builders

Construction of the apartments by Market Rasen's The Hub
Construction of the apartments by Market Rasen's The Hub

The developers of an apartment complex next to The Hub in Market Rasen have been blasted by West Lindsey District Council following complaints from residents.

Complaints include workers not wearing safety helmets, the work damaging neighbouring property, and construction taking 10 car parking spaces.

“The builders were given specific conditions which they have breached. They were given permission to occupy 10 spaces for the sole purpose of erecting safety fencing.

“They have been informed, both verbally and in writing, of the various matters the council is unsatisfied with, including blocking the road, lack of traffic management, lack of secure site fencing, damage to council land and boundaries and blocking the one-way circulation in the car park,” said a council statement this week.

“Their permission to use council land has been revoked.”

The construction of the 13 apartments in Union Street behind the Hub came up during last week’s meeting of Market Rasen Town Council.

Coun Ken Bridger said WLDC has received many complaints about the contractors for developers Lincolnshire Homes. “I had a word with them, but every other word is an F word,” he told the meeting.

Lincolnshire Homes director Amy Pickering was unavailable to comment on the complaints, including the council statement, but last week she issued an advance statement apologising “for any disruption caused during the build.”