Monitor new homes progress

PUBLISHED: 18:15 18 September 2008 | UPDATED: 07:05 30 May 2010

IT IS hardly surprising that the development on White Street should slow down (Has development of library stalled?, Broadcast, September 4) but it is unfortunate that the town s residents and traders are suffering. Residents are having to cope with the po

IT IS hardly surprising that the development on White Street should slow down (Has development of library stalled?, Broadcast, September 4) but it is unfortunate that the town's residents and traders are suffering.

Residents are having to cope with the poor state of the housing market, lack of mortgages and difficulties in selling currently-owned property and, because of the slow down in White Street, traders are also suffering from a reduction in parking places, making shopping in Dunmow no longer a pleasure but a chore in which, once parked, shoppers on foot have to negotiate an obstacle course.

I suppose Bryant Homes didn't realise the scale of the national slowdown in housing sales when they started the development but as your report suggested, it is pertinent that the company's spokesman refused to deny the slowdown but just offered platitudes typical of public relations types.

I sincerely hope the new library, which is due to be completed in a year, will open on time, but I wouldn't be surprised if the developers make some sort of excuse as to why they can't finish it at the appointed time. I trust our district councillors will be monitoring the situation and ensure that Bryant Homes fulfils all its contractual obligations.

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