The luxury £1m newbuild estate with roads like 'the surface of the moon': Furious residents slam developer over pothole-plagued streets that still haven't been fixed five years after they moved in
by: Hani Kamal El-Din
According to its online marketing, St George’s Park is a place where ‘traditional elegance complements modern convenience and enduring design meets uncompromising craftsmanship’.
None of which applies to the horrendous roads in the upmarket estate where some houses sell for around £1 million, according to residents.
All six roads on the development in Loddon, Norfolk, are uneven and cracked and pockmarked with holes. They also lack street markings and manholes stand proud of the road.
Kerbs beside pavements are ‘extremely high’ because of the lack of a final layer of Tarmac on the road surfaces.
Some homeowners who stumped up huge sums for the stylish two, three, four and five-bedroom homes have lived with the safety hazard for nearly five years.
South Norfolk Council says responsibility lies with developer Halsbury Homes – which has failed to respond to requests for a comment.
John Wilson, 63, an Amazon consultant who lives with his partner and their dog in a detached five-bedroom home, said: ‘We’ve been here 18 months. Everyone who’s asked for an update has been told it will be done but with no commitment as to when.
‘We’ve heard there have been problems with some of the contractors. The last we heard there’s a plot to the side of this one that’s due to have [the last] two houses built on the estate and the indication is the road will not be finished until they’re done.