Row over builder's waste in road
BUILDER Kevin Edge caused a mound of problems after dumping a 50-foot-long pile of soil in a cul-de-sac — but the council are not taking action. Residents of Cape Road, St Albans, saw Mr Edge and his workmen tipping wheelbarrow loads of soil and mud into
BUILDER Kevin Edge caused a mound of problems after dumping a 50-foot-long pile of soil in a cul-de-sac - but the council are not taking action.
Residents of Cape Road, St Albans, saw Mr Edge and his workmen tipping wheelbarrow loads of soil and mud into the street on Tuesday morning.
The pile partly blocked a quarter of the road, covering four parking spaces and preventing access to a builders' yard at the other end of the road.
The material was excavated from Mr Edge's Cape Road property which he is extending.
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But St Albans District Council has said it is Herts Highways responsibility to take any action against the builder.
Shortly after it was dumped, the pile was taped off and the builder promised to remove it by 2pm yesterday (Wednesday).
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Mr Edge, who declined to comment this week, has been involved in a long-running row with his neighbours. In 2005 the Cape Road Residents Association claimed victory after a Government inspector rejected the builder's appeal to convert a house into four flats.
A district council spokesman maintained that the soil was the responsibility of Herts Highways because it had been dumped in the road.
Herts Highways said the offence was storing materials on the road.
They had issued a notice to the builder to clear the soil and he had agreed to do so and it was unlikely any action would be taken.